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Masterbuilt Meat Probe Not Accurate

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I just got a 40' masterbuilt electric smoker.  I've done a few things on it and its doing well.  But doing a pork loin today and the meat probe said its at 145 which seemed impossible so I stuck in a different one and of course it was way under.  Anyone else have this problem with the smoker's meat probe?

post #2 of 13

Everyone has had that problem as well as the set temp is not correct. You need to forget about it and use a good TESTED thermometer. I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone will give you a proper SMF welcome?

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 13

Yep get a trusted therm I have the MES 30 and it is about 25* off - good luck and welcome to the forum

 

DS

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Ok thanks.  Where can I order that thermometer?

post #5 of 13

Tex you can get the maverick here on the forum form one of our great sponsors

 

 http://www.amazenproducts.com/default.asp

 

If you want an instant read one you can get the Termopen from thermoworks here at this link

 

 http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/

 

Good luck 

 

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

 

DS

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by driedstick View Post
 

Tex you can get the maverick here on the forum form one of our great sponsors

 

 http://www.amazenproducts.com/default.asp

 

If you want an instant read one you can get the Termopen from thermoworks here at this link

 

 http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/

 

Good luck 

 

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

 

DS


Thanks!  THis may be a stupid question but will that one work with the Masterbuilt smoker I have?  I guess what I am asking is I'm worried the wire from the meat probe will have to come out the door so I don't want to break the seal.  So I'm assuming that isn't a problem?

post #7 of 13

Not a problem. Some have drilled a hole or 2 as well.

post #8 of 13

Tex, if you want the Maverick you can get it from one our our sponsors here on the forum 

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Thanks!  THis may be a stupid question but will that one work with the Masterbuilt smoker I have?  I guess what I am asking is I'm worried the wire from the meat probe will have to come out the door so I don't want to break the seal.  So I'm assuming that isn't a problem?

Timber has you covered also, but on my MES I just shut the door on the wire no problems so far. I also have a fridge built smoker and do the same with it. No stupid questions here!!!! That is why we are here, 

 

You can also drop it down thru the vent opening also if you wanted. 

 

DS

post #9 of 13
I second running it through the vent hole. I don't like drilling holes in things in case there is a problem down the road and something like that voiding a warranty.
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I second running it through the vent hole. I don't like drilling holes in things in case there is a problem down the road and something like that voiding a warranty.


X2 on that

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I second running it through the vent hole. I don't like drilling holes in things in case there is a problem down the road and something like that voiding a warranty.


X 3 on through the vent.

 

 

Bear

post #12 of 13

Imagine my surprise that the MES meat probe is inaccurate...

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by TexHerman View Post
 

I just got a 40' masterbuilt electric smoker.  I've done a few things on it and its doing well.  But doing a pork loin today and the meat probe said its at 145 which seemed impossible so I stuck in a different one and of course it was way under.  Anyone else have this problem with the smoker's meat probe?


One thing I forgot to mention:

If your meat probe said 145° in one Pork Loin, and you took it out & put it in another one & that one was different, that doesn't mean your probe was off----That means the other Loin was different.

 

If you would have put a tested probe in the same Loin as the one you got 145° in, and that read different, that would mean your probe was wrong.

 

 

Bear

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