Remote digital Thermometer

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mdehoff, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mdehoff

    mdehoff Newbie

    I asked my wife to get me a thermometer and she said find the one I wan't.  Well I am new to smoking and getting the right temp of the meat is important.  Nedd to know what to buy any suggestions?
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are a few good ones out there---Polder, Taylor, etc, but I believe most of us have the Maverick.

    I've had the Maverick ET-73 for nearly two years, and now I got the ET-732, which has better range, and a couple other advances.

    That company backs there products really great too!

    Todd sells the ET-732 at the following link (free shipping):

  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The ET-732
  5. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have 2 of the ET-732's and they work great. I had some different models and brands but these work great.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The ET 732  is a slick little unit, and Todd's customer service is the best.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If Todd's selling it you know it's good.
  8. mdehoff

    mdehoff Newbie

    I just got theet-732 but having a problem seeing the temp of the grill and food i think i set it up right not sure what im doing wrong
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pull out the plug and put it back in.  Sometimes they don;t seat all the way and you don;'t get a good connection.

    Are the batteries in correctly?

  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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    We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
    this is the place. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

    Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

    Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

    Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

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    9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
    10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
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  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Update on my ET-732:

    I got the ET-732 because it has much longer range than my ET-73 has.

    The second time I cleaned the meat probe & cable, the wire covering pulled out of the probe.

    I called Maverick, and told them what happened, and that I was cleaning it the same way I have been cleaning the original probes on my ET-73 for nearly 2 years.

    They said, "No problem, send it to us with a note & your address, and we'll send you a new one".

    I also got one of each probe for backups, because I found out the ET-73 probes don't work in the ET-732 unit.

  12. mdehoff

    mdehoff Newbie

    Hey thanks for the info seem to be working fine but my outside gauge is reading lower about 20 degrees lower, agian I just bought the Horizon 16" smoker the temp gauge looks to be pretty  steady.  I guess what do i belive
  13. paulrn

    paulrn Newbie

    Go to BBQ GURU and look at the ones they have for your smoker. Very helpful people on the phone as well.
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't beat the GURU[​IMG]

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