masterbuilt temp. ?

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by smokerjim, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    hi, i know this is probably answered somewhere here but i couldn't find it--I'm using my masterbuilt electric smoker for the first time, i have the temp. set at 150, the digital readout is saying 150 but i stuck a different temp. probe down the vent on top and that is reading 180-185, is this normal and what temp.gage  would be more accurate Just wondering if i should set temp lower..? thanks
  2. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic


    thats why all the Veteran smokers on here recommend a Maverick dual probe thermometer set up
  3. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    thanks, i'll have to do something, for now i'll lower temp. a little and go in the middle of the 2 gauges.
  4. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Its very common for the masterbuilt controller to be off by 30 to 40 degrees. Do the boiling water test on your secondary therm and I think you'll find its more accurate than the masterbuilt. Then just adjust your temp or to the secondary therm OR call masterbuilt and have them send you a new controller. They're well aware of this issue and should accommodate you.
  5. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    there is definitely at least a 35-45 degree difference, i think i'm trusting the second probe more,
  6. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    just an update, i did call masterbuilt, they said they would send a new part. thanks again.

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