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Joined Feb 16, 2014
Master built 30" electric smoker from Lowe's

So far done pork ribs.....ok


Chicken wings...awesome

Turkey breast...trouble

I may call or send a email to master built, found out that the meat probe is off by 30degrees, will verify it tomorrow.

Now I am wondering if the whole controller is off.....have trouble making smoke, wood chips just turn black no ash....air damper wide open or closed makes no difference.

I was smoking/cooking a 9lb turkey breast today and was going to pull it at 167 degrees (with inserted meat probe)

meat probe said 167 but the turkey breast just did'nt look right, verified with another (taylor) digital temp probe that I use on the gas grill, found that the master built was some 30 degrees off, I even checked for the same depth of both probes at the same location...going to verify with some more readings tomorrow...

gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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my MES has never been off but it also doesn't hurt to check and double check....


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Hey Gordy

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answere—all right.  LOL  Don’t forgt to post qviews.



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Hello Gordie and welcome to the fun! It's pretty common for the stock thermometers in those rigs to be way off. Most of us have upgraded to a more reliable remote thermometer that can be trusted to give accurate readings. A favorite here is the Maverick ET-732 dual probe digital thermo.

Good luck, a nod happy smoking!


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