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Dome vs Grid Temp

Got a flat going "Travis" style.  Digi Q is reading 250 and dome right around 200.  Does this sound right?  Something tells me that the dome is usually higher than the grid.  Perhaps I need to recalibrate my dome thermometer?
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,255
    Presuming you are cooking indirect-is the Digi Q shielded from the direct heat of the lump...and I would check the calibration of any and all  thermos.  FWIW-
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,565
    I have the same issue.... try moving the BBQ probe somewhere else on the grid.The grid probe maybe in a hot spot? They might come together as the cook goes on.
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  • hoofalooshoofaloos Posts: 167
    The Digi Q wasn't near the edge- where direct heat got around the plate setter so I decided to check the BGE thermometer.  In boiling water, it was only reading about 175ish.  So I recalibrated that one and now Digi Q reading 245 and dome reading 280 which is kinda how I thought they should differ
    XLBGE- Napa, CA by way of ATX

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 16,115
    Yay.  Mystery solved.  I'll always trust a digital thermometer before an analog.
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