Originally Posted by nPoc
Thanks Bear, that's pretty much what I'm seeing.
This is my smoker, *(although I paid about half that price)
When graphing the temps of the igrill against the masterbuilt. I really think the masterbuilt is measuring the air temp + getting heat soak from the internal cabinet temperature. I think that's part of the reason for the swings. Basically it takes longer for the masterbuilt thermometer to register that it needs to kick on because it's absorbing heat from the internal walls. When I get a chance I think I'm going to take apart the back thermometer and see if I can't insulate it a little better from the walls so I can get a better air temperature reading. The other idea I had was to add a different ambient air thermo-probe that doesn't sit on the wall and connect that into the controller instead of the built in one.
All I do is use my Wireless Digital probes near the meat.
Then I adjust the MES control until the Maverick reads what I want.
Other than that I just ignore what the MES says---I only use it to know how much to adjust it.
Like if I want 230° smoking temp:
If my Maverick says 220°, and my MES says 230°, then I set the MES to 240°.
In a few minutes the Maverick will be at 230°.
And as for the small 10 to 15 degree cycles, I just pick the average & let it cycle all it wants.