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Disaster avoided!!

DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
edited 8:53PM in EggHead Forum
I was doing 6 racks of bb"s for a 1st b'day party for my granddaughter when I thought that after an hour or so my egg was burning hot and the ribs were a little too far along. I pulled my Tru Temp and tested it in boiling water and found that it was registering about 70 degrees too low. I re-calibrated it and continued the cook at about 210-225 dome. I had about 37 people that would have been hugely disappointed If I hadn't caught it. I did 2 racks on my Small, which had the original temp gauge from BBG, which I also tested and was dead on. and they all came out great.

From now on I'll test my gauges before each cook. This is my 2nd Tru Temp. You can't be too careful.


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Good save!
    Thanks for the reminder.
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Good Catch.

    It won't hurt but I am not sure I would go to the effort of testing before each cook. I check mine about every 3 months or so.

    Glad your cook came out well.

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