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temperature question
Date: 2020/09/04 09:34 By: Coyote Pete Status: Moderator  
 
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Good morning,

I'm new to using The Big Green Egg. I purchased it to mainly smoke briskets. I use a Thermo Pro probe that I clip to the grate. Do I rely on the Big Green Egg temperature or the probe temperature that is attached to the grate? The grate temp is quite a bit higher than the Big Green Egg temperature. Which reading do I use to smoke a brisket?

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Re:temperature question
Date: 2020/09/04 10:29 By: AZ Traveler Status: Moderator  
 
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The grate temp will run higher than the BGE thermometer.
The clip attached to the grate will also be running higher. You need something to hold the probe clip above the grate. Some probe companies make such a device. Also, if you haven't tested and adjusted the thermometer on your BGE you should do so. Hope this helps some.
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Re:temperature question
Date: 2020/09/04 10:34 By: kmac1036 Status: Moderator  
 
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AZ is correct. I recently put one of these magic controller boxes together, I pulled my BGE dial and put the pit probe in it's place instead, but you could just clip your thermo probe to the dial one in the dome. It's been recommended to follow / set your egg to dome temp because it can very so much at the grate, even where it's placed. some theory in practice here -

https://github.com/CapnBry/HeaterMeter/wiki/Pit-Probe-Placement

hope this helps
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Re:temperature question
Date: 2020/09/05 08:23 By: Retired RailRoader Status: Moderator  
 
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I use this pit probe holder. Very useful.

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