Faulty Mav ET732 25* diff

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by goolsbymd, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Ok second smoke in my life and trying to nail his 8.65lb Boston butt, this is the first time i a getting to use my new Mav 732. WSM says 230 ET732 says 250*. So i put it in the oven at 170 and its still 25 degrees off, i inspected the probe and noticed when i put the butt on i touched the probe and some juice and rub got on the end and is now blackened on. I have cleaned it and replaced it on the wsm. I have a potatoe standing by to replace the little metal clip if its still off and if that doesnt work ill perform the boil test and up date you all. Hoping the juice burned on was the problem.
  2. Was still reading 25* high so i took the little metal clip off and diced up a 2"x2" potatoe, recleaned and stuck it through. It is now reading 3* higher than the dome therm on the WSM which i have heard is fairly accurate by itself so i believe this is more likely correct now. I guess ill make a perm fix later out of hickory or some other wood.
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ovens thermometers are terrible...wsm thermo is bad as well.

    Put your mav probe in ice water for several minutes...chances are it's very accurate.
  4. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would still give it a boil test just to know for sure.
  5. Do what FWI and David have said. That will take the guess ot of it.

    Happy smoken.

  6. Hmm wow ok well i did the crushed ice water slush test and she settled in around 34 and the boil test was just about spot on. Hard to believe the dome is 25* lower than the ET732. Ill cook it using the Mav therm and see how it turns out. Hard to believe i cooked a 6lb butt and used the dome at 225-240 the entire time which means it was around 250-265 the whole cook. Exciting to see how juicy this one turns put.
  7. Glad to see your Mavrick is working. Nothing wrong with smoking 250°-265° as long as you know that is what you are doing

    Happy smoken.


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