Stoker Calibration

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by watermelonslim, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    Does anyone know the best (and easiest) way to calibrate a Stoker temperature probe?

    Using my Chargriller with SFB, I have my Stoker probe on one side, and my old Walmart wireless digital probe on the other side (trying to see the difference between the 2 sides).

    I'm getting readings of over 100* difference between the 2. now, I currently don't have my ash pan flipped (normally I flip it to work as a makeshift baffle). So I understand there will be some differences in the readings from one side of the grill to the other. But over 100* seems a bit much. I'm thinking I need to calibrate it somehow.

    I'm at a pretty high altitude (Salt Lake, Utah) so I'm thinking maybe it was calbrated at sea level and now needs to be recalibrated at my high altitude- or maybe it's just out of calibration altogether...
     
  2. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    boil some water and insert your probe the temp should be 212 degrees.

    mark
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Without mods, your readings are probably correct.
     
  4. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    I do have the smokestack mod...

    What if it doesn't read 212 when boiling. How would I adjust it?
     
  5. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    i don't know if there is an adjustment on the electronic ones,you just have to add or subtract the differance,there's no adjustment on mine that i can see.
    also are you at a higher alt?


    mark
     
  6. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    Yeah, I'm at a higher altitude (Salt Lake).
     
  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  8. All probes are calibrated at the factory. You should have gotten a calibration number when you bought the probe. If not email Rock the number and they can tell you what the offset value is.

    -rob
     
  9. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    I was trying to avoid contacting Rock (read on another forum that he recently had a heart attack, so I figured I wouldn't trouble him with anything simple to fix).

    It looks like I might not have a choice though if it's all done at the factory...
     

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