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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:29 am
TK rare

Posts: 16
Location: Brooklyn
Hi All,

I was wondering about estimating heat when direct grilling.
I preheat my Weber Q 220 to 500 (indicted by the thermometer) on the hood.

But when I cook second batch of meat . I put my hand about 5 inches from the surface to estimate the heat ( about 2 seconds for 500+ heat). But the thermometer still says something luke 300 or 400.. since the heat from the air has escaped already.

Is this accurate measure or should I rely on the thermometer. I figure the thermometer is more accurate measure of heat of the air inside the hood not of the grill surface.


Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:01 am
crazyforbbq medium-rare

Posts: 51

try putting digital thermometer probe in the grill to check the thermometer on the grill but don't have a fire to hot most digital thermometers get damaged at 500*

Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:15 pm
TK rare

Posts: 16
Location: Brooklyn
Thanks for the tip.
Just for curiosity sake , I ordered a grill surface thermometer from Outset.

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