Temp gauge advice

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smokingunny

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Jul 26, 2013
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Pace, FL
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?
 
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.
 
I realize the temp should be different at the grate, but 100 degrees at such a small distance? Doesn't seem right to me.
 
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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