Similarly, can I trust my grill thermometer?
Most BBQ grills and smokers come with a dial thermometer installed in the “dome” or hood of the cooker. Virtually all of these are of the cheapest construction possible. None of them are accurate. … Temperature is averaged over the length of that stem and read on the dial.
Considering this, how do I measure the temperature of my grill?
Hold your hand about five inches above the grill and count how many seconds you can hold it there comfortably.
- 5-6 seconds: Your grill is at about 250-degrees, which is equal to low heat.
- 3-4 seconds: Your grill is at about 350-degrees, which is equal to medium heat.
How do I reset my grill thermometer?
Fill a glass with ice and just enough cold water to fill the space between the ice. Stir the ice and water for 30 seconds to stabilize the water just at the freezing point of 32 degrees. Place the tip of the thermometer in the ice water and the reading should stay right at 32 degrees.