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How to check accuracy of my thermometer

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Hey guys, I know i seen this somewhere but cant seem to find it. I just got a Brinkman Vertical yesterday, want to check the accuracy of my thermometer thats in the door. Can someone remind me of how to do this? Please and thank you.
post #2 of 6

Take it off the lid.....check in boiling water which is 212 degrees unless in Colorado or another mountain top....calibrate, if possible...Willie

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Great thanks Willie!!
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Matt , being the "Anal" one , I would and 'do' use two or three other thermometers to make sure my Therm is correct.

 

It's a PITA , but I use a glass candy Therm. , one of my ET732's and my Thermopen to make sure My temp.is right. I even used a Fever Therm. to check one time ( took water to 100*F and stuck the probe in).

 

If you keep a log , you can record the temps. for the day and keep track of your therms. better.

 

Have fun and . . .

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Thanks, thats a great idea. I want to invest in a couple good probe setups. But seeing as though i just spent a good amount of money, those might have to wait a month or two. Lol. Did the boiling water test on the one that is built into door. Looks pretty close, good enough until i invest in something better. I actually took the one off of my little char broil and installed it at the level of my lower rack so i could know the temperature difference... i might be a little anal too. Hahaha. Ideal, id like to have 3 toatal 😀
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