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Help! Dome thermo die??

Can your dome thermo die??? I mean I'm sure it can. I was letting my egg come to temp and was like good gracious this is taking forever. Opened it up and got hit by a huge flash. Flames a blazing.

Dome is reading 150
Stuck thermapen in top and it went to 400 then 500 then HI

Oh well

Doing a low and slow so now I've gotta reign this bad boy back in

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    Just pulled it out tapped it and its reading 800
    Looks like ribs are going on the small!!


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,925
    Year warranty on the thermometer.  If it's older than that, you can buy the Tel-tru thermometer on Amazon.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    Less on Amazon than Egg.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    edited March 2013
    Ok guys good. I'm still covered under warranty.

    Now I need a little help getting egg back down. It's shut down and I'm burping every few min. When I get down I'd like to stop at 250-300

    Will fire still be lit? Or am I letting ambient temp out?

    @mickey
    @nolaegghead


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    Thought thermo was working. It's screwed. It's just flopping around now


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,925
    I'd just shut the vents down to tiny slivers, like you're cooking at 225 and wait.  Every time you open it it gets a big dose of oxygen and that just makes more heat. 
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,610
    Any chance it went all the way around?
    XL,L,S 
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    Ok done. Any idea in time? I'm need two eggs in about an hour


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    @hi54putty
    Pretty sure no but good idea. I was sitting on porch with it


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,925
    You should be ok.  You could put a pan of water in there to speed it up.  Just try not to open it unnecessarily.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,610
    Happened to me once when I got my Small. That thing gets hot quick.
    XL,L,S 
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Take the clips off both thermometers and just switch the working one from egg to egg
    LBGE
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    I've got two mavericks for when its safe temps. Thanks guys! About to put a water pan in it


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    @smokingdawg82
    Great idea. I've got the maverick in the small now so I'll put that thermo in large to know where I'm at


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    This should do it

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  • Scoop out some hot coals (put in small Egg) and add unlit coals to calm it down.

     

    Switch thermometers and move on.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    All good. LBGE is under 400, small is trucking @228 grate

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Smoked Ice, never tried that!
    LBGE
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 259
    Hi54putty said:
    Any chance it went all the way around?
    @mrcookingnurse. I did this once making pizza. I figured mine went all the way around to 900+ F since it came back down fairly quickly. I would recal it before the next cook. Bet it will work
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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 454
    flemster said:
    Hi54putty said:
    Any chance it went all the way around?
    @mrcookingnurse. I did this once making pizza. I figured mine went all the way around to 900+ F since it came back down fairly quickly. I would recal it before the next cook. Bet it will work
    mine went all the way around once or twice before,i just checked it in boiling water make sure it was still calibrated,its been fine ever since,i just make sure im watching the temp while it heats up
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    I checked it in boiling water. It doesn't move. I've emailed the mother ship to see what's up. It's less than a year old by a few weeks.

    I was sitting on the porch with it reading. It never moved passed 100.


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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,145
    Sounds to me like you wrapped the thermo around, it wasn't reading 150 it was reading something really much more than 800. You fried it, I always suggest you remove the thermo before a clean burn - which is kinda what you started....
    Check it out, tighten the nut on the back and see if you can recalibrate. I've had the dome thermo "flop around" and it was just super loose. 
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    @skiddymarker
    tried that. it wont move, i mean it will move when i move the bolt, but it wont detect any temperature change, from in the air to boiling water to a 800 degree egg.  Im not being prideful but it did not wrap around while heating up


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,925
    If it doesn't move when you tap on it (ok, bang on it) after putting it in some hot water or something, it's toast.  There's a bi-metallic spring in there and it probably broke.  That don't happen often, I think you deserve a medal.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    New dome thermo on its way from mothership warranty!! They are amazing!!


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