Guage calibration

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by dmwtx79, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. I've got in my new gauges from BBQ factory. Does anybody know if they come calibrated or is there a good way to check them?
     
  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    To check them, put the probe into ice water and look for 32*, then in boiling water and look for 212*. Be careful not to get the wire wet, only the probe.
     

  3. Thanks. My bad guess I should have noted these are the dial guages. Guess boiling water will work for these too?
     
  4. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, hold by the edges of the dial and stick the probe on the back into the water. They usually sense within the last inch of the probe, so you won't have to put it in far. Be sure to stir the water right before you test so the water temp will be uniform.
     
  5. Thanks for the info!
     
  6. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    DMWTX79, I have a pair of those same gauges. I know that mine both read about 15 degrees higher that what's really going on. They are great decorative pieces and will give you a good "ballpark" range.
     
  7. Thanks! I think I can make that work. Just built this rig and now have bigger issues. My temps are way off from horizontal and the vertical. Back to thinking table, guessing bigger exhaust.
     
  8. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Best of luck to you
     

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