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Thomas P.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16 05 3:18 pm    Post subject: Thermometer Mod on Chargrillers Reply with quote

How far off is the standard Chargriller thermometer? If it's "about 25 degrees higher," which I read on one post, couldn't I just gauge from there?

What type of thermo do you use for the mod? Do you just drill a hole and insert a standard stem probe thermo?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17 05 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a Char-Broil Pro Thermometer at Home Depot, it required a 13/16" port. Just drilled out an unused hole on the stack side of the cooking area, just beneath the grates. I find that the OEM therm varies by 25-60 degrees, depending on the weather. If the wind id blowing the top seems to cool off more. I don't know if it was really necessary, but for a rookie, I made some great briskets. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17 05 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you get rid of your char-griller thermometer look on the back. Many of their “pro” units have an adjustment nut on them. You can check your temp with another trusted thermometer and adjust the unit one to match.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18 05 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to check if a thermometer is accurate just boil some water and place it in. While its boiling it should read 212* Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18 05 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he asking if the thermometer just reads wrong or if it reads at the wrong place. If he wants a grate level temp and the thermometer is in the hood he isnt gettting the temp he wants. Why would char grill put a thermometer in a grill that didnt work?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19 05 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some sound advice from one VOL to another.

Get a cordless digital thermometer. You can carry the portable unit with you and know what the temp is both in the smoking chamber and in the meat from up to 100 feet away.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20 05 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My char-broil was off by 60 degrees on the high side, now I just compensate for the difference. I'm going to check for that adjustment nut so maybe I can get it set right.
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