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Altitude cooking temps.

billyraybillyray Posts: 1,173
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum

I've seen on other posts about subtracting 1 degree for every 500 ft. in elevation. So boiling water at sea level is 212 and at 5,000 ft. would be 202. If I'm pulling meat off at 125 at sea level, does that mean I'd pull it off at 115 at 5,000 ft? Or is 125 at sea level and 125 at 5,000 ft. the same temp. If temp. is the same would it just cook to 125 faster at the higher altitude?

Thanks, Bill

Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini


  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    we're talking about the boiling point of water....for meat, altitude doesn't matter...125 is 125. I live at 6000' and I don't notice a difference in cooking times.
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,173
    Thanks for the input, I quess I'll have to get another egg for the mountain home!
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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