- Joined Oct 18, 2007
Ok I have been reading a few posts lately that have been touching on this subject and there seems to be some discrepancy on weather or not a meat probe is going to be accurate when monitoring air temps or not. I have two Maverick ET-73's and one Maverick ET-732. If you are unfamiliar they both have the dual probes one that is used to monitor the smoker temps and one that is used for monitoring the meat temps. I want to hear what you guys have experienced with your equipment. In my experience with all three of my units when I put both probes in the smoker and use them to monitor the internal temps of the smoker the meat probe is always off. Both probes will be side by side and not touching the grate and my meat probe is 20-50 or higher degrees off. After dealing with this for years I have come to the conclusion that the meat probe is not designed to monitor air temps therefor it isn't truly accurate when trying to use it for this function. Am I crazy?? I have analog thermometers as well in my smokers and they are always dead on with what my smoker probe is reading but my meat probe can be all over the board. I have checked all of my probes for accuracy and they are dead on. So what's your experience are meat probes not truly accurate when using it for monitoring air temps?