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Newbie question

How often do you calibrate the thermo? I did it when I got the egg 3 months ago. Am I good or should it be checked periodically? What you say?
Woodbridge, Va.

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  • E3MeatCoE3MeatCo Posts: 6
    we do it regularly because we are grilling so much meat on a weekly basis but I would say it depends on how much you are using your egg??
  • jeponlinejeponline Posts: 262
    I've maybe checked  it 3 times in the last year before big cooks where I really wanted to make sure everything went right. Never actually had to make an adjustment. 
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    Huntsville, AL
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    I am on the other side of the spectrum.  I will check it before a low&slow cook if I haven't done one within the previous month or so.  Trust your indication but you have to have confidence in its performance.  
    Only takes 5 minutes or so.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • defurchedefurche Posts: 22
    How exactly do I calibrate my thermometer? Test it in boiling water? 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    @defurche - you've got it.  Bring a container of water to a rolling boil.  Insert your thermo and note the reading.  Adjust out any off-set using the nut on the back and recheck.  
    BTW- the BGE tel-tru thermos are extremely good at holding their calibration.  I may have had to make around a 5 *F tweak once over the past several years-and that's with two BGE thermos.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • defurchedefurche Posts: 22
    @lousubcap - Thanks! I'll do that tomorrow. 
  • JNDATHPJNDATHP Posts: 258
    edited May 2017
    If you don't read 212 degrees, the boiling point of water at sea level, use one of the many online calculators to adjust for your elevation. Here at 4400' water boils at 203 degrees. 

    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
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