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How do I "calibrate my dome?"

TDogg46TDogg46 Posts: 56
edited 6:36AM in EggHead Forum
And is it too late if I've already used my egg a few times?


  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Just take your thermometer out and put it in boiling water. Should read about 210-212. Adjust the nut in back to read correctly. All done!
  • reccitronreccitron Posts: 176
    It's never too late. It needs to be redone every once in a while unless your using another thermometer that monitors the grate temp(Ex: maverick 73 or 732). Do it how PhilsGrill mentioned. If you want to get more exact based on altitude and barometric pressure use the following link.
  • grokgrok Posts: 32
    another strategy for recalibrating your dome which also works is fine ale! :silly: repeat as necessary
  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    Just a little bit of advice to make it easier. Poke the egg thermometer thru a piece of cardboard to hold the it in the boiling water. Make sure the probe does not touch the bottom of the pan also. The rest is easy. Remember it gets hot.
  • grokgrok Posts: 32
    Thanks taco I'm going to try this tomorrow; I need to get a baseline of known conditions before I start delving into questions involving multiple probes at multiple locations in the egg
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    grok: Go back to your bottle of Ale that Daddy bought you please. ;)
  • tsheehan7tsheehan7 Posts: 105
    I've always found that a little Grateful Dead works wonders.
  • I didn't calibrate mine either. Threw that little piece of paper away that was with the dome thermometer ( i think) Hoping it is pretty close to right anyway.
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