Temperature reading
  BBQ Island      
AZ Barbeque.com
October 31, 2014, 10:46:28 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Get your team signed up for the Slab-o-rama.  http://www.azbarbeque.com/forums/slab-o-rama/
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Temperature reading  (Read 3964 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
davetro
Newbie - Less than 10 Posts
*

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: David Trovillion
Posts: 4


Referrals: 0

« on: September 17, 2013, 12:44:35 pm »

I have two 22.5" WSM with a GURU and Stoker. I have read several articles that state the temperature reading on the lid is typically on average 25 degrees hotter than when measured at the cooking grate. Both units, with the temperature probe mounted on the cooking grate from either the GURU or Stoker and also temperature readings from a Maverick 732 taken at the grate level, show that the temperature is 20 -25 degrees hotter at the cooking level than at the lid. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong? Any guidance would be appreciated.




Logged
toys4dlr
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*******

Karma: 5
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: David & Karyn Rosol
Posts: 2634


Referrals: 0

« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 07:58:11 am »

Are you sure that the lid therm is correct??  I would trust the Stoker or guru probes more, but I always check the calibrations on all my gauges.

Logged

Toys 4 BBQ'N
Competition BBQ Team - Anthem, Arizona

Comfort is King with our team

Q-TO-U-BBQ, Anthem AZ
North Valley Magazine's Reader's Choice Best BBQ for 2010 and 2011
Gizzy's Smokin Crew
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*******

Karma: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Matt Meyer
Posts: 2149


Simply "Fang"tastic Barbeque

Referrals: 0

« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 10:46:51 am »

I definitely would double check it. That's doesn't sound right at all
Logged

Gizzy's Q'N Crew......"FANG" Tastic BBQ
Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe
Weber Genesis Gas Grill
davetro
Newbie - Less than 10 Posts
*

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: David Trovillion
Posts: 4


Referrals: 0

« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 01:46:14 pm »

Thanks. I'll check them both. I didn't think that both units could be wrong and have the same temperature difference.
Logged
Crash
What does this do?
Club Ambassador
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 18
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Crash
Posts: 3741


<<<<< Thirsty!!!

Referrals: 11

WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 09:04:06 pm »

I haven't cooked on a WSM in years, but cook on Pro Q's weekly.  They are very similar products.  Our dome temp consistently runs 20-30 degrees cooler than the grate level temp. 

i.e.
Grate thermo (Stoker) - 250
Dome thermo - 225

 
Logged

I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew
davetro
Newbie - Less than 10 Posts
*

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: David Trovillion
Posts: 4


Referrals: 0

« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 10:46:32 am »

Thanks, that's what I've been coming up with also. I just checked both lid gauges and they are accurately set. I was concerned due to the fact that most articles you read tell you the opposite. What is the temperature difference between your lower grate and upper grate? I haven't checked yet on mine just curious to see what others experience's are before I do.

Thanks all for your help.
Logged
Crash
What does this do?
Club Ambassador
2000 + Posts WOW, talk about Addiction...
*****

Karma: 18
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Real Name: Crash
Posts: 3741


<<<<< Thirsty!!!

Referrals: 11

WWW
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 02:09:32 am »

I'm using the Pro Q Excel 20's.  Very similar to the WSM 22's.  My top grate runs about 20 degrees cooler than my bottom grate.

So from dome temp on down:
260 (ish) on dome thermo
280 (ish) on top grate
300 (ish) on bottom grate

Honestly, it's simple physics really.  What level will be hotter, the one closer to the fuel source or the one farther away?  Sometimes we overthink these things, did it for years.

Oh yeah, if your using liquid in the water pans, consider aborting that idea.  It's another physics thing.  Wink 

Aloha.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 02:11:51 am by Crash »
Logged

I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Refferals System by CreateAForum.com
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!