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Unread 02-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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How do you calibrate your thermometer?

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In boiling water prvided the thermometer can be calibrated, some can not be.
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I got mine in the big pappa smoker kit. How do you know if you can calibrate it? If not, where and what is a good one to buy for a UDS?
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If it is the kind with a round dial and a stem on the back there should be a hex nut that you turn to calibrate it. If not, get a TelTru.
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If you cannot calibrate you can at least check with boiling water.

If you are at altitude, you may need to adjust for that.
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If you cannot calibrate you can at least check with boiling water.

If you are at altitude, you may need to adjust for that.
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You can calculate the boiling point here...

http://virtualweberbullet.com/boilingpoint.html
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http://virtualweberbullet.com/boilingpoint.html
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I got mine in the big pappa smoker kit. How do you know if you can calibrate it? If not, where and what is a good one to buy for a UDS?
Google River Country Thermometers, they make a pretty decent thermo, adjustable as well. I put a 2" model in the lid of my uds. It hit 212 right on the button in boiling water. Good luck.
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