Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
- Joined Apr 17, 2020
So I did the ice bath thing on my probes....All were right on 32 degrees. The question is should I do the boil test also?
Have you found a more accurate way to test yet?I made a thread a couple weeks ago about checking your equipment, in my case it was a bad probe that wouldn't register temps over 210ish. While I didn't ruin the cook so bad that I had to pitch the meat, I did refuse to serve it to my family because the probe not reading properly cause me to skyrocket my CC temp and heavily over-smoked and quick cooked the chicken, loin, and ribs I had on.
I actually got to thinking about this problem yesterday, and it dawned on me that even if I had boil tested that probe; in that specific case I wouldn't have realized there was anything wrong with it because it would have registered closely enough to 212 degrees that I wouldn't have second guessed it.
With this in mind I decided maybe it's time to find a more accurate way to test beyond that boiling point temp.
I only just considered the concept yesterday so I haven't had much time to look into it. An obviously easy way would be to test them in an oven. But that would also require you to trust in the accuracy and consistency of your oven, in my oven's case I'd rather not waste my time even trying.Have you found a more accurate way to test yet?
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