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thermometer calibration

Good morning all, I've been egging for a few months now and absolutely love it. I've read some posts about calibrating the thermometer and said to myself how far off can it be. Well this morning I decided to calibrate it and to my disbelief the thermometer was off by almost 15 degrees. I'm glad I took the 10 min to see. This is an amazing site. Thanks everyone for all the wisdom.


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    Just in case I didn't say it before, welcome to the circus!
  • LeckyLecky Posts: 60
    Thank you sir
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    Wleomce aboard and enjoy the journey-degree of Kool-Aid consumption a personal choice!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    After a big WELCOME, there are two next steps, even before you light the egg, 1. Calibrate the dome thermo and 2. Fill your glass. In order to ensure accurate results, it is imperative that you complete step 1 prior to starting step 2. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • LeckyLecky Posts: 60
    Haaaaa, love it. Thanks
  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 372
    15 degrees, not bad.  For what it is, that's "fairly" close.  Analog probes are "close".  Digital Is much better.  Take that clip that holds the dome probe in and throw it away.  Use a digital from time to time to check calibration.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    Just an opinion-but Q cooking is best enjoyed  with a "DILLIGAF" aka "measured" (could be by time-temp-beverages-etc.) approach.  Digital is meant for the hot&fast cooks as time/temp and the rate of change has meaning. FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • LeckyLecky Posts: 60
    Do they sell a digital that would replace the round analog using the same hole.
  • Lecky, i have the same question.

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