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Hello. I am a newbie. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and could cook without wood or charcoal on a typical summer day. biggrin.gif
I have a TMLE and like it a lot. I do have a question regarding the 100+ degree difference between the temperature that I get on the heat gauge on the lid vs. a separate one that I put in the drum on a grate. Is there any way to make the thermometer on the lid to give an accurate reading? Thanks in advance.
Edited by WCW53 - 9/18/13 at 11:49am
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors!


Unfortunately.....all of the therms that come built in on all smokers are not calibrated.  You would do better by purchasing a digital one to make sure of your chamber temps.


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Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


As Kat mentioned, many factory installed thermometers are not very accurate.  I wouldn't trust the therm in the lid unless you can verify its accuracy first with a boil test. 


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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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