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Old 09-14-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default 22.5 Weber Kettle Grate Temps

Unfortunately I do not own a Maverick or any similar thermometer. I only have an instant read, and a tel tru I stick on my kettle lid damper. I hope someone can help me out here. If my lid temp is at 300F, the grate temp is higher or lower?
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Over the coals, higher.
Indirect, lower.
Each by about 30 - 50 degrees.
This has been my experience so far.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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A $4 oven thermometer at the grocery store is a good quick fix to know your answer too.
that is what I use on my weber kettle. I move it around to know temp over direct
and then use the tongs to put it to measure indirect heat, I find it very helpful as it tells
me the temp of where I want to put the meat.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Can you stick your tru tel through a piece of potatoe or something & place it where you need a reading, keeping the tip & unit off the metal?
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #5
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Use you your hand just over the grill

5 seconds = Low
4 seconds = Medium
3 seconds = Medium-High
2 seconds = High

unless you practice holding your hand over a candle or have some crazy nerve damage this should work really well and accurate
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