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    built in thermometers lie.

    My built in thermometer is off by 25 degrees lower than indicated. best get probes to be accurate with temps.

    You can try to calibrate it to digital probe. Should be a little nut or similar on backside maybe


      Ya they do, cuz!
      Welcome, eat good & have fun!


        Welcome from Western Massachusetts. And yes, digital thermometer is a must. We all have a few.


          You definitely need digital thermometers. My OJ Bronco is off anywhere from 25*-50*. Most cookers’ factory thermometers are way off and most of them aren’t even at grate level, which is where you want to know the temps anyway.
          Last edited by Panhead John; June 13, 2021, 04:01 PM.


            Welcome to the Pit and thanks for sharing that info!


              Yep, they are purely decorative, can't tell you the last time I even looked at mine.
              A good digital thermometer will change your BBQ world, that and a log of your cooks as you go.


                Indeed. Check out this article, in particular the yellow-highlighted paragraph under the What you need to know about thermometers heading: https://amazingribs.com/ratings-revi...mometers-work/



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