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How to Calibrate a Thermometer PDF Print E-mail

Dear Dr. BBQ:

This is probably a simple question with a simple fix. But so far the solution escapes me. I have an instant-read thermometer with an adjustable dial that I don't really trust for accuracy. What is the easiest way to calibrate it?  By the way, tried the margarita marinade the other night and it was awesome!! Thanks,

--Dave Smith, Apple Valley, CA

Hi Dave,

Glad you like the marinade. Try putting the tip in boiling water and setting it to 212f. Make sure the water is a rolling boil, and be careful not to touch the sides of the pan.  Water actually boils at a little different temp at altitude, but you"ll be close.

 

--Dr. BBQ

 

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