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need help with a maverick wireless dual therm

post #1 of 17
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Hello.  I am planning to smoke my second butt tomorrow.  Based on several recommendations, I bought a Maverick dual probe therm.  I'm fooling around with it trying to figure it out.  LOL.  The instructions aren't very clear.  Anyone online that has one that can help?

post #2 of 17
There are some great videos on YouTube that are easy to understand.I love my Maverick but the instructions are lacking.
post #3 of 17
Have done lots of "butts". I always shoot for 203 degrees if you want to pull it. That is close to the temp when the collagen breaks down and it pulls great. As far as the thermometer it is easy to set up. Hold the food button until it flashes then set for 203ish and hold mode button to set. Same with bbq button and you can set around 250. The butt is forgiving but I alway keep an eye on the temp
post #4 of 17
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I think I've finally figured it out.  The "destructions" are certainly lacking....  I finally went back to step one....  I was messing with it without the probes in and transmitter on.  Even then, figuring out the dang sequence of when to press what buttons was trial and error.  Looking forward to using it tomorrow.  My first butt turned out great....  I'm going to follow the same process, with the new gadget.  230-240, and 203 for IT...  Can't decide if I'm going to foil or not....  I've had people tell me to not foil just so I can experience the delay.....  Don't plan to eat it tomorrow, so I may go without foiling just to see the diff.  

post #5 of 17
I usually foil mine about 160 It always turns out great and juicy but it's really just preference next time I may try without.
post #6 of 17
If you want to eat at dinner time foil otherwise...

I'm doing a smoked corned beef and it's been at 136, really 136 (!!!), for an hour and a half. If it doesn't strart moving soon I'm gonna foil so dinner won't be at midnight! 😡
post #7 of 17
Right on. Make sure you have beer to enjoy during the stall.
post #8 of 17
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Still not straight.  Got the setting for food, but can't get the dang thing to update temp on BBQ mode.  Suggestions?  The instructions say if you hit Set on BBQ mode, then the HI set will flash on the corresponding probe.  When I hit set on BBQ, the temp flashes, not the high or low.  I see no instructions on how to get it to toggle....  I've hit everything but the cat, and she's next.

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by newsmokerky View Post

Still not straight.  Got the setting for food, but can't get the dang thing to update temp on BBQ mode.  Suggestions?  The instructions say if you hit Set on BBQ mode, then the HI set will flash on the corresponding probe.  When I hit set on BBQ, the temp flashes, not the high or low.  I see no instructions on how to get it to toggle....  I've hit everything but the cat, and she's next.

I can't do it either, and I've had mine for nine months. I give it to one of my kids and they change settings for me! I don't look as dumb as I am.
post #10 of 17
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Wow.  I'm an IT guy.  Been a programmer for nearly 30 years.  Those instructions are horrible.  I looked at several youtube vids, but never saw any that showed going to BBQ temp...  I kept going in and out and trying different things.  I finally got the temps to flash and got them changed.  I do not know how...  LOL.  Second run on the butt tomorrow.  If it goes well, next will be brisket.

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by newsmokerky View Post
 

Wow.  I'm an IT guy.  Been a programmer for nearly 30 years.  Those instructions are horrible.  I looked at several youtube vids, but never saw any that showed going to BBQ temp...  I kept going in and out and trying different things.  I finally got the temps to flash and got them changed.  I do not know how...  LOL.  Second run on the butt tomorrow.  If it goes well, next will be brisket.

 

Which model Maverick are you using ?

post #12 of 17
Et 733 this is the link that helped me out.Maverick ET 733 Wireless BBQ Thermometer Review: http://youtu.be/QBtD_P3eTdw
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Goensouth View Post

Et 733 this is the link that helped me out.Maverick ET 733 Wireless BBQ Thermometer Review: http://youtu.be/QBtD_P3eTdw

Yep, I found it and it helped me out.  Got her all hooked up.  Thanks for the tips.  

post #14 of 17

Reviews like this are why I bought the iGrill2. 

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by shaggy91954 View Post
 

Reviews like this are why I bought the iGrill2. 

It seems to be working great....  Actually, setting it isn't hard once you realize how the screens work.....  Could definitely be easier though.

post #16 of 17
I love mine the instructions are just lacking or I had to many beers when I was setting it up the 1st time. I think both.
post #17 of 17

I always remove the Batteries , but when using I start with the Receiver on first  then I'll touch the Antennas when starting the Transmitter (one with Batteries in screw-in compartment).

 

Works every time. Thumbs Up 

 

All my Therms. are in an Ammo Box for protection. Wires wrapped on cardboard holders and Screwdriver and Batteries in a ziplock within the Box. I've had them 3 yrs. and they are still 'Point-

 

on' temperature . 

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