Weber Smokey Mountain Temperature Gauge Question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gregc, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. gregc

    gregc Fire Starter

    Last weekend I smoked some ribs for 5 hours and overcooked them. They were ediible and still taste good but definitley overcooked. Should I trust the temperature gauge?

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  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What I do with mine is put a temp probe through a raw potato and used that to get the temps at the upper and lower cooking grates. Be careful to not let the probe touch any metal. I found a small spread with the bottom grate being a bit hotter. I think I saw that post and I was surprised at how charred they were for 5 hours so I would definitely test your lid guage against a known good therm.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010

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