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Unread 01-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Backwoods door thermometer

To you guys that have a backwoods how accurate is the door thermometer compared to grate temp. Thanks:)


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Well, mine is only 25 degrees off (high). It never reads lower than 100 degrees. Attempts to get it replaced via warranty has proved futile.
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Mine is fairly close... But it really is just something to give you an idea of what is going on in the pit. For instance, I know my top rack is going to be hotter than my lower rack and the thermo is in the middle.
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Its rock solid on my Chubby when my guru probe is on the same level. remember that your pit will very in temp top to bottom.
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They are quality Tel Tru therms. I believe they are adjustable if you feel its not calibrated correctly
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Thanks for the info guys my G2 party is on the way and i want to learn the pit without my guru or digital thermometer. After i learn the in and outs of it i will go to the guru i think have the fun is learning new things..
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I clip a Stoker probe to the door thermometer probe in my Competitor and they both agree on temp, spot on in my case.
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Unscrew it from the door and do the boil water test.

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Thanks for the info guys my G2 party is on the way and i want to learn the pit without my guru or digital thermometer. After i learn the in and outs of it i will go to the guru i think have the fun is learning new things..
Both my g2 party and chubby therms read about 15-20 degrees lower than the grates as I've been running them with my maverick in there to check. I need to do a boil test. But so far I love them
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The ? was how accurate they where to the grate leave.. I always do the boil test.. So in other words can go by the door therm. and be close to great temp..
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The ? was how accurate they where to the grate leave.. I always do the boil test.. So in other words can go by the door therm. and be close to great temp..
Which grate? I have 8 in my competitor. As I said before... "But it really is just something to give you an idea of what is going on in the pit. For instance, I know my top rack is going to be hotter than my lower rack and the thermo is in the middle."
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Thanks for the info guys. Sounds like you can go by the door thermometer once you no the temp difference top to bottom.


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You'll get it in a few cooks. Do the biscuit test when you do your first burn to see exactly how it cooks.
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