Anybody else have a Maverick ET-733 and have issues with ambient temperature?
Tonight I put my jerky on like I do, at around 150-160. 6 hours in, meats still not where it should be.
Now for fun, I put the one probe inside, to read my smoker temp as I do, and left the 2nd probe dangling to see how cold it was outside.
But she only read about 41 all night... well it's below freezing here in NY, about 17 or so outside.
I took another temp probe I have (single wired unit) and put it outside, she stopped at 30, because it can't read below that... so somethings not right.
I decided to test the probes in boiling water... well surprisingly they were around the same. 212/214/216 they all read. So okay I put them in ice water.
All dropped to around 40ish, 40/42 ish... okay so they seem to be reading accuratly.
Right now I have them sitting on the counter reading the air temp... they are so far a bit off...
Been sitting a few minutes now and I'm getting:
68 on my single probe, 73 on both probes in the maverick.. so they are KINDA similar... i'll see how she reads in a bit.
Maverick is reading a tad hot though, it's only about 69 in my house right now.
I did put the single probe in the smoker... while maverick read about 145 the single probe read more like 120-130, i forget... but it was also just sitting on the grate, not secured in and for only a few minutes.
Anybody else notice these mavericks don't read the smoker temp properly? Or maybe I just had the probe on a hot portion of my smoker?
The top of my WSM only read about 110-120 while the maverick was reading 150... I can't imagine THAT much of a difference between the lid and temp probe, but it's also 17 outside so I figured the lid has the thermometer attached to it, thus it's reading colder.
Let me know.
The jerky didnt finish, it's in the oven right now to HOPEFULLY finish... but i'd be curious how everybody elses mavericks fan out.
As of the end of this message, mavs at 75/73 while the single probe is 68 still