Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by bbrock, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. bbrock

    bbrock Meat Mopper

    I have a ET- 73 on the way what is the best way to calibrate it? Thanks for the help.
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do not have that one but I use boiling water to test them
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Honestly I don't know how to calibrate one mine has always been correct when I've tested it
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No need or way to calibrate this unit. Just test it in ice water(should be 32*f) then test in boiling water (should be around 212*f depending on what elevation you are at. There are some sites that you type in your coordinates and it will tell you exactly what temperature the water should boil) but honestly it just needs to be close.
  5. wingrider1

    wingrider1 Smoke Blower

    I tested mine and only used it once since I have only done one smoke thus far. Mine was spot on. I also use a thermapen as a backup.
  6. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have one more thing to add, make sure your batteries are good, low batteries will give false readings, and yes what wingrider said, always check with an instant read
  7. You really can't go wrong with the ET-73, although they could increase the range a little. An interesting point, I used 2 ET-73 this weekend, to make 50lbs of Lebanon Bologna. You can use 2 of these without cross interference. THus I could read 3 internal temps and the smokehouse temps independely. I think they might use many sets of different frequencies, thus if you get two, and they are on different frequencies, you can run them without cross interference.
    By the way the Bologna turned out great,

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