Thermo calibration question 2 - please help

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by vegas_frak, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Sorry to post double, but need some help.

    Just breaking in a used Smoke King Deluxe (Bandera style smoker) I replaced the in the door thermo with a 3 inch lead large dial. While installing it I accidentally put a little too much whoomp on it and moved the guage.

    So I pulled it out and put some water on to boil then set the dial at 220 degrees. Now I am checking it with some fire in my box and I have a digital therm on a great at the same level as this one and they are about 30 to 40 degrees different.

    Should I set the dial to what the digital reads, go buy another dial and be more careful or just forget about it???

    Hope someone has some insight before I cook tomorrow.


    Vegas Frak
  2. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would have set the therm to 212 when boil testing. It's not unusual for the surface mounted therm to read a bit lower than a digital at grate level. I would just remember to adjust for the difference.

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