I just got an early xmas gift, a Maverick et-733 dual probe thermometer. I'm psyched and can't wait to use it. Up until now I've used a cheapo $5 digital instant read probe that I got at Wal-mart. We are having a pot luck at the office this week and I'm going to smoke a Boston butt for the event. Currently the temperature in central Indiana is hovering around 20 degrees. I have a question concerning the maverick transmitter and very low outdoor temps: Will the cold weather have a negative effect on it or cause any damage? I'm probably being overly cautious but I'm not wanting to ruin a brand new toy. Thanks for reading and I appreciate any input you have on this.
I know these were on sale last month for the same price but sold out quickly.. They just restocked their inventories.
$40 - (use BBQ30) Rebadged Maverick ET-733
$35 - (use BBQ25) Rebadged Maverick ET-732.
When I got my Akorn and joined this site in May I thought yall were crazy for having dual probe thermometers. My, how we evolve so quickly. I just bought a Maverick et-732 and am planning on smoking a pork butt tomorrow, care-free. Plan on letting the IT get just over 200, then wrapping in foil and a towel for an hour (if there's a better method, please share.)
My question is, before I do this, should I test the Maverick? Is there a calibration that needs to be done?
When I do it, should I stick the meat probe through the top, through the length side, or through the width of it? How far from the bone should I be?
Just want to make sure I get this done right. Couldn't find quite the answers I was looking for using the search function.
Thanks in advance!
I just received my igrills mini a month ago followed a week later with the igrill2, I was real happy with it till last week when I discovered a problem, I was cooking a meatloaf and the igrills was reading 375 grill temp. The Jo's therm was only reading 250ish and in past experiences the dome and the maverick were pretty close to each other. After an hour I checked the meatloaf and it wasn't close to being done which is normally is on past cooks. The Jo temp hasn't changed so I hooked up my maverick and sure enough it was showing about 250° as well. Thinking I might have a bad probe I ordered another probe from igrill.
Today it arrived and I figured I would hook them all up and see differences
this is how the probes were set up
Some reading. Sorry about glare
This was what it read 1 hour after I lit the fire.
I put the chicken on and watching the temps and now the two igrill probes are within 2 degrees of each other but the maverick is 10° lower. The Jo's temp is reading 40° lower now, its been maybe 15 minutes since I put food on
I now have four temperatures and not sure which one to believe