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FAQ Subject: Thermometer gauge
I have read your new book back and forth and it is loaded with paper clips so i can go back to the pages i use frequently and it has helped me tremendously, i evan bought your video a long time ago. I read in your book on how to check your thermometer gauge and have a question about two new gauges i bought. I checked the gauges in the boiling water and whisky and in the water when i check for 212°F they both read 300°F. The gauges are made by " New Braunfels" When i used to check the old gauges they were off by 10 or 12 either way but nothing really bad. Should i take these back to the store where i bought them? or should i just calculate the tempature they should be? I I live in utah and if I am correct we are 1500 feet above see level. Thank you my friend for taking this question and answering the ones I have asked in the past.
Thanks for buying the book and the video.
By all means take the thermometers back and get your money back. Spend a few pennies more and get some decent thermometers. Check those in The Barbecue Store at www.barbecuen.com Personally, I find the Poldar digital readout with the remote probe indispensable. I lay the probe on the meat to get an accurate reading of the cooking temp. and near the end, insert the probe into the meat to monitor the internal temp.