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masterbuilt temp. ?

smokerjim

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hi, i know this is probably answered somewhere here but i couldn't find it--I'm using my masterbuilt electric smoker for the first time, i have the temp. set at 150, the digital readout is saying 150 but i stuck a different temp. probe down the vent on top and that is reading 180-185, is this normal and what temp.gage  would be more accurate Just wondering if i should set temp lower..? thanks
 

goliath

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TEMPS CAN BE ALL OVER THE MAP ......

thats why all the Veteran smokers on here recommend a Maverick dual probe thermometer set up
 

smokerjim

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thanks, i'll have to do something, for now i'll lower temp. a little and go in the middle of the 2 gauges.
 

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Its very common for the masterbuilt controller to be off by 30 to 40 degrees. Do the boiling water test on your secondary therm and I think you'll find its more accurate than the masterbuilt. Then just adjust your temp or to the secondary therm OR call masterbuilt and have them send you a new controller. They're well aware of this issue and should accommodate you.
 

smokerjim

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there is definitely at least a 35-45 degree difference, i think i'm trusting the second probe more,
 

smokerjim

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just an update, i did call masterbuilt, they said they would send a new part. thanks again.
 

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