Temp gauge advice

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by smokingunny, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. I have doubted my char griller guage until I calibrated it with boiling water. I recently installed a brinkman guage. As you can see from the pic, the factory gauge reads about 150 hotter. Both were immersed in boiling water for accuracy and +- 10 degrees they passed. What gives?
     
  2. And for clarity the left reads 350, the right reads 550.
     
  3. I have a CharGriller Duo & get different temps all through it - I'm guessing that's probably what you have going on too...
     
  4. Pretty much. So far it hasn't affected a cook, but it's just irritating.
     
  5. Yeah, they're in different places in the smoker. That explains it all to me. If you've calibrated them, it's the only answer.
     
  6. Yup - I took an IR therm & mapped out where all my hot spots were.
     
  7. I realize the temp should be different at the grate, but 100 degrees at such a small distance? Doesn't seem right to me.
     
  8. It looks to me from the heat patterns on the door that you added the new therm to a cooler spot in the door.  I wonder if there is a air gap below the new therm and air is being sucked in and drawn across the probe dropping the temp there.

    Stan
     

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