Help - Mes 40 temp and Maverick are 40 degrees off

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by redrum, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Do i go by the maverick and crank up my MES to hit 225 when the mav reads it out or leave it around 235 since my mes is usually 10 degrees off on small smokes?

    I am smoking 6 racks of ribs 2 whole chickens and a boston butt so its a little cramped and i plan to throw some wicked baked beans in, in a bit.
  2. I ended up removing all the ribs from being flat and inserted a rib tray with all six in row.  I am using BRITU rub and Pitmasters blend

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Redrum, morning..... Knowing what the actual smoker temp is, make a chart to reflect the displayed / actual temps....   Most folks assume the temp setting on their oven is correct and never bother to check it... those that do, adjust for the real temp...    Dave
  4. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    I am curious about this as I have been having the same experience. Without meat my MES and Mav are within 10 degrees with MES set at 275. The last 3 smokes I did, one with 2 racks of ribs, one with 2 small pork butts, and one with 2 small chuckies, I had to crank the MES to 275 to get the Mav temp to 240. But in all 3 cases the meat cooked way faster than I thought it should considering a temp of 240. The only thing I can think of is the Mav probe is being affected by the presence of meat and I'm actually smokeing at the higher temp. Let us know how your smoke goes.

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