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? Accuracy of Maverick ET-73

post #1 of 6
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I just received the ET-73 and upon reading the info and "putting things together" (very little), I am finding that the probes are reading about 7-8 degrees to high and there is a 5 degree difference in the "cooker" probe and the "food" probe. Is this common, and do I just need to find out through the boiling water check, what adjustment to make when smoking ? I guess I could then create a "conversion" chart to use. Any suggestions or fixes would be appreciated.
post #2 of 6
Yeah, that's normal. Do the boiling water check to calibrate it properly.
post #3 of 6
...and keep in mind that higher elevations will reduce the boiling temp of water.

Here's some detailed info on boiling points at altitude/elevation, including a conversion chart to determine what the boiling temp should be based on your elevation:

Happy smokes!

post #4 of 6
I just ran a cal on the 4 digital probes i have. I took them all (4) and twist tie them together about 2/3 way up and "stirred" then in the boiling water got 206 on all of them.
Why 206 well i am at 3500ft..
most digital probes do not have a "adjustment" as they are control electronically.
post #5 of 6
Yeah, you can't adjust them, you just adjust your interpretation of what they read. ;)

Yours should actually read about 205*, smokey paul, so that's pretty close.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. What about on the bottom end ? Do we have to check the freezing or near freezing temp. for accuracy too or just assume it will be off by the same amount as the boiling point is.?
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