I have an XL BGE and have just installed the Flame Boss 200. So far so good, I think. I have connected the alligator clip pit temperature probe directly to a grill "rod" as instructed by the owners manual. My question is does it go on the outer edge of the grill or as close to the center but leave a small 2" gap between the probe and the food?
Also, would a 40* temp difference between the BGE dome thermometer and the FB pit thermometer (close to the center & food) be a reasonable difference? "Seems" a bit excessive so do not know which to believe or if I have reason to worry.
Also, why not connect the probe to the BGE dome thermometer probe?
Is there a way to calibrate either thermometer?
Final question (which may belong in Recipes???? section) is are temps in a recipe based on the grill temp or the dome temp since there appears to be a significant difference.