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Unread 09-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #5
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I don't stick one in the ribs either. All the aforementioned signs are better ways to tell. My ribs are done after being cooked 3-3.5 hours at 250 on my hood thermometer, which reads a little -- 25-40d -- cooler than the cooking surface.

Can you leave a probe on the grill, to double-check cooking chamber temp, or does contact with the metal create a higher temp than the air temp?

I usually lay a probe from my wireless thermometer on top of a rack, with the temp hanging off the high end. After a while, this is a better gauge than the thermometer in the hood.
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