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    SnS Sear Temperatures at the grate above coals?

    I just got my Slow n Sear and am using it for the first time tonight. I’m doing a quick dry run now to burn off the new metal smell. Wow! Does it get hot! I only filled it halfway with coals for the dry run. I put my Thermo Pro on the grate above the coals, about 4” from the coals to grate, to see how hot it got. It error messaged at 575*. Has anyone measured their grill temp at the grate above the coals on their SnS? Just wondering how hot it gets on the grate right there. Thanks
    Last edited by Panhead John; September 24, 2020, 04:56 PM.

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    shoot the grate with a laser?

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    • Panhead John
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      Thanks. I’ve used one before, but don’t have one. I need to get that. They’re also good for checking a/c temps from your ceiling vents.

    • fzxdoc
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      Panhead John, just be sure to check the range of the infra red thermometer that you end up getting. I got one from Lowe's and the max temp was 608°, which is not high enough for some searing surfaces. The Maverick IR thermometer I subsequently bought goes up to 1022°.

      Just FYI.

      Kathryn

    • Panhead John
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      Thanks Kathryn. Yeah, when I went to Amazon there were several with ranges from 650 - 1200. I was gonna get the one that went up to 1200*. Until I saw it was like $250. I didn’t need to know that bad.
      I know it’s gonna be around 1000* or so. Good enough for me! 😂

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    Above the coals? Nuclear hot.

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      Originally posted by Panhead John View Post
      I put my Thermo Pro on the grate above the coals, about 4” from the coals to grate, to see how hot it got. It error messaged at 575*. Has anyone measured their grill temp at the grate above the coals on their SnS? Just wondering how hot it gets on the grate right there. Thanks
      That is a good way to destroy a probe! Try to avoid ever putting a probe or the probe wire directly above the charcoal.

      I use my IR thermometer to check the temp over the coals when searing with the SNS, and we are talking about 1000F+ of radiant heat, at the grate level above the SNS. Way above the temp rating for any wired probe I've ever seen.
      Last edited by jfmorris; September 26, 2020, 06:53 AM.

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      • Panhead John
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        Yep. I might have ruined it. I’ll find out on my next brisket cook. If I did ruin it, it’s ok. I was gonna upgrade one day anyway.

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      What a newbie!

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      • Panhead John
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        Word on the street is.......you were seen standing in line for Justin Bieber tickets. HawkerXP

      • HawkerXP
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        I scored two in the mosh pit!

      • Panhead John
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        😂😂😂.........Lucky Bastard!

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      Panhead John I've got this Maverick IR - works well for what I use it for:

      https://www.grillgrate.com/grillgrat...r-thermometer/

      Measures up to 1200F.

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      • jfmorris
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        Panhead John can you get replacements for your Thermopro? No need to replace the unit if you just need a new probe?

        I have a Thermoworks Smoke, with the optional Wifi gateway, but find myself pulling it up less and less on my phone. I am sure others here will tell you to get a Fireboard if you want access from your phone, but it starts up around $179 I think.

      • Panhead John
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        Thanks Jim! I was gonna check into a replacement probe, don’t know if I need it yet. Haven’t tested it. But as usual, some very helpful information from you! Thanks

      • Panhead John
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        I’ll be darn! The ThermoPro still works! Just lit my fire for my chuckie cook today. All is good! jfmorris ecowper
        Last edited by Panhead John; September 27, 2020, 08:43 AM.

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      Panhead John don’t know what it does on the SnS, I will have to check my daughter’s to find out. But on my Hasty-Bake, with lump charcoal, firebox up to the grates, and using Grill Grates, I get 980-1000 F per my IR thermometer .... That’s what I call a righteous steak grill right there.

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        Panhead John I love the FireBoard. 6 probes. Data goes to “the cloud” and to your phone, tablet, computer, etc. Can run a fan if you decide you want one. I’ve actually monitored cooks on my Hasty-Bake and WSM at the same time. ..... tons of folks really love FireBoard.

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        • Panhead John
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          It’s just me by myself for most of my cooks. Do they come with less probes? I only need 2. And I’ve seen The Fireboard mentioned a lot here.

        • ecowper
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          You should be able to buy it with less than all six probes. You can buy 1 probe at a time. I’ve had my FireBoard for 3.5 years, or so, and only ever lost one probe. My own fault, I yanked on it a bit too hard.

        • Panhead John
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          Thanks! Gonna check em out now.

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