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Thermometer problems

newbynewby Posts: 12
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have had trouble getting my BGE up to speed by it's thermometer so I purchased an oven thermometer, today I see the oven thermometer is 100 degrees higher than the BGE thermometer. Which one should I believe?


  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    Neither. Calibrate both of them. Appx 212 f in boiling water.
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  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Have you calibrated both? Where is oven therm? Look at maverick et732, amazon has good prices and alot of people here use them. I have one and it's good Go there. I write it.
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Calibrate your dome thermometer. Stealing from The Naked Whiz site here are the instructions to calibrate your thermometer
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209

    neither. calibrated both of them. And then you can trust them to tell the temp where they are.

    If the grill gauge is in the lid and the oven gauge on the grate there may be 40 or 50 degrees difference.

    I prefer a digital readout. A typical dial bimetal will only be exact at one temp. You can set them to be correct at 212 which is close for a low and slow cook.

    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • newbynewby Posts: 12
    Thanks everyone, you are the best! I will take your suggestions and calibrate my thermometers. I too would prefer a digital, thanks for the info on that.
  • newbynewby Posts: 12
    edited March 2012

    Mission accomplished, my BGE thermometer read about 60 degrees low so thanks for the info. I'm still going to look for a digital thermometer to use. Despite the problems this morning, the pork butt I cooked was so delicious, we devoured the whole thing!

    Edited to say I went to Amazon and bought the Maverick digital. I already have a digital with meal probe but not one for the barbeque, looks like the nuts!

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