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Dome Temp Calibration.

troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum
I purchased my large BGE in August.  Everything is going great, with the exception of blowing out a gasket while cooking pizzas.  This weekend was a weird one for the egg.  Everything ended up overdone.  I calibrated the dome temp back in August.  I calibrated it again tonight and it was 100 degrees off (low).  Is this typical?  Is this a cold climate thing?  (I live in Wisconsin)  Should I expect to recalibrate each change of seasons or do I need a new dome thermometer?  I've done butts, paella, chili, ribs, spatchcock chicken... lot's of stuff.  No problems until this weekend.

BTW -- I purchased my egg in August, but it's a 2010 model, so it has the old dome thermometer.
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Comments

  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    edited October 2011
    I wouldn't say it was typical.... if you rotate the dial when it is clipped on the inside, it could move the calibration. I keep my clip on the stem and simply slide it through the dome - nothing holding it on inside. Very easy to check the calibration. 
    Mine is 6 years old and still working. When it quits, I'll go with the TeleTrue. 
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    Kent Madison MS
  • troutgeek, that is not typical.  I have a 6 year old BGE thermometer that is condensated over and I still get accurate reading, albeit hard to read,  but it holds its calibration.  I would call your dealer or the mothership and see about a replacement.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    Sounds like a plan then.  I'll call the dealer.  Thanks for your input.
    XL BGE - Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber Smokey Joe
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    I have the best dealer around.  Yes, there's an egg dealer in Madison, but I chose to go to another dealer about 45 mins away because I know the family.  If anybody near Madison WI is looking for a dealer, give Ace Hardware in Evansville a call. 

    Anyway, I got this taken care of last night.  Sent him a message, and I'll have a new teltru by Thursday.
    XL BGE - Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber Smokey Joe
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