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Temp gauge advice

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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?
post #2 of 8
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And for clarity the left reads 350, the right reads 550.
post #3 of 8

I have a CharGriller Duo & get different temps all through it - I'm guessing that's probably what you have going on too...

post #4 of 8
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Pretty much. So far it hasn't affected a cook, but it's just irritating.
post #5 of 8

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.

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by SmokinGunny View Post

Pretty much. So far it hasn't affected a cook, but it's just irritating.

 

Yup - I took an IR therm & mapped out where all my hot spots were.

post #7 of 8
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I realize the temp should be different at the grate, but 100 degrees at such a small distance? Doesn't seem right to me.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by SmokinGunny View Post

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?

 

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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