Hi all, My Rec Tec arrived last Thurs. I had it shipped to work and brought it home that afternoon. Of course I had to start the assembly right away. I found it fairly easy to assemble and very well built. I think there has been some upgrades to the bottom of the control panel that are not updated in the instructions yet. Had me scratching my head for a second, but figured it out. Anyhow, here are some pics of that.
So I decided to do the burn in procedure that night, this is where my concern come in.
As I was letting it burn I figured I would play the Maverick ET 732 that came with the bundle we purchased.
I was disappointed to see such different readings from the Rec Tec reading and the Maverick.
You can see the BBQ temp is 40 to 50 degrees off. I realized my ice water test was not accurate with the lack of ice in that glass.
So, I boil tested all three probes today. (Also got the PT100) All were good.
So my questions are:
Has anyone else found this?
Is it where Rectec places their probe?
Is it where I place my "BBQ" probe? (I did try multiple locations)
I know I can run off of the maverick now, but if something is wrong with my control panel I would like to fix the problem.
It would be nice to set the grill at 225 and have it be close, not 50 degrees off.
That being said, I did do a lot of cooking on it this weekend (will post that in another thread) and had 20 to 30 mph winds, rain, and 50 degree weather. No matter what temp I was cooking at, it held it perfectly. Overall I am very happy with it, just need to nail down the temps.
Thank you all!!