Is Char-Griller Thermo Good??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by hobohollow, May 23, 2010.

  1. I have the Duo Char-Griller smoker with the side box. Are the factory thermometers reliable on this unit?

    Thanks for any details.

    Here's a pic of my unit!!
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Pretty much every thermometer on every unit needs to be checked for accuracy
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't trust it.... I think my Char-griller therm was off by about 40-50°. Buy a couple of 2" or 3" dial therms and install them on the left and right side of the cook chamber about 2" above the cooking grates.
  4. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    You can use one you know is correct and test different spots and note where the built in one is at different temps. As long as they're consistent you'll be good.

    I've got a char broil charcoal offset that I know where 220 to 250 are by comparing.
  5. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

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