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Calibrate, early and often

500500 Posts: 2,724
edited 1:50AM in EggHead Forum
I wasn't dialed in. The BGE thermometer was low by 50*. I found out when I did a butt cook with the Maverick ET73. I wonder how many cooks I've been running low on.
Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
"Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."

Comments

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    I would trust the egg thermo before the Mav. At least you can calibrate the egg model!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • 500500 Posts: 2,724
    In this case the Maverick was right. I went through the cook trusting the Maverick. I just calibrated the BGE therm in boiling water with the Thermapen as a base line; BGE therm was low. Turned the nut and it's back true.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    Oh. I figured you'd already done that. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • 500500 Posts: 2,724
    Nope. Lesson learned.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    I did not calibrate my Eggs for the first year plus. When I finally did one was off by 30 degrees and the other 40. Lesson learned. I calibrate every month or so now.

    Freddie
    League City, TX
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I'm glad to hear you found the problem. :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
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