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Grate temp vs dome temp

sooners3210sooners3210 Posts: 2
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I just started my first brisket this morning and the dome temp is reading 254.  I have placed a digital thermometer on the grate and its reading 221, which temp should I go by? 

Also if you get your temp to high what is the best way to lower the temp?  


  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    That is perfectly normal. When cooking indirect the dome will read higher for a while. Good luck with your brisket. Your temp is perfect
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Cookin in Texas
  • tmackietmackie Posts: 67
    I did my first brisket at 235* grate using my Stoker yesterday and it turned out great - the dome read 250*-260* most of the cook.

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