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Pulling the BGE dome thermometer

So this may sound like a stupid question, but how do you get that thing off?  I am having the hardest time trying to get it off to recalibrate it.  As far as I can tell, it's still reading fine, but I don't want to wait for it to be way off to check it.
Justin in Denton, TX

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 6,498
    There is probably a squeeze clip on the inside of your dome that holds the thermo in. Squeeze it together and you will be able to slide it of the thermo stem. Once you get it off you can then throw it away cause it is not needed.

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  • mimaulermimauler Posts: 136
    Have you opened up the dome to take a look...there's a metal clip which holds the stem in place.  Hold the clip and pull it out.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,047
    You have removed the spring steel clip from inside the dome, right? If so, the thermo should just pull right out. If it does not, you probably have a buildup of crud on the temp probe. Take a junk knife (or maybe some steel wool) and scrape the crud off of the probe, then pull it out.

    And btw, the best place for the spring clip is the trash can. Completely unnecessary.


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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • There is a squeeze clip.  That's the problem I am having.  I can't get the clip off.
    Justin in Denton, TX
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,047
    get the knife


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,095
    Something to consider about the spring clip-I always dial my dome thermo so that roughly vertical is my temperature goal (either hot&fast or low&slow).  I find the clip keeps the thermo aligned.  Sometimes you do have to lose the clip due to high capacity (LBGE) cooks but that's the eggception for me.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,208
    lousubcap said:
    Something to consider about the spring clip-I always dial my dome thermo so that roughly vertical is my temperature goal (either hot&fast or low&slow).  I find the clip keeps the thermo aligned.  Sometimes you do have to lose the clip due to high capacity (LBGE) cooks but that's the eggception for me.  FWIW-
    gravity plus a little build up on the stem keeps mine in place when using the same trick.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 1,430
    Open the dome and squeeze the clip tight with you left hand and pull the thermometer out by wiggling it around till it comes out with your right! free it up...
    Dimondale, Michigan XL BGE
  • You have to squeeze the clip but not too tight. You'll bind it if you do. Try a little Pam on it. Gentle squeeze and work it loose.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Like @lousubcap I usually put the clip back on. With the clip the thermo stays put when I spin the thermo and put the target temp at 12:00 o'clock. Makes it easy to see how things are going with a quick glance. I know the clip is not needed, but I tend to still use it, don't recall it ever getting in the way.  
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  • I use the clip, there were a few times when doing multiple pork butts that I squeeze  the clip and slide the shaft of the thermometer up and out of the egg and get the shaft out of the way of the meat. But it still holds the shaft in place, I too put the target temp at 12;00 high.
    Large, small, and a mini
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