Best replacement thermometer.

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by moses, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    I have an MES 40 and need Christmas ideas to give my family. What is the best or most recommended replacent internal and smoker tempt combo available?
     
  2. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    maverick 732. its wireless and has two probes. one for the smoker which can alarm if temp too low or too high and one for the meat which alarms at high. its waterproof and has a really good range. my mes temp display can be as much as 30 degrees off in cold/windy weather so I would definitely recommend one of these jewels. besides the amnps its the best money ive spent on smoking equipment.
     
  3. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    I see you are from Batesville. Brandon here. lovely weather we've had the last few days eh?
     
  4. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

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    I actually need to change my location. Just moved to Forest, Ms. about 3 weeks ago. My wife runs one of the stores at the new mall in Pearl and I'm over security in one of the high end stores.
     
  5. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

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  6. tsin

    tsin Smoke Blower

  7. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    that's great! you are even closer now!

    yes, I got mine from Todd as well when I bought the AMNPS (which incidentally if you don't have one of those that would also be a GREAT addition to your MES). one of the probes burned out after about 2 months so I called Todd and asked what I should do. I was also ordering more pellets at the time. he was very gracious and said to send him the bad probe and he would send me a replacement in the box with my pellet order. its been doing great ever since.

    MES + AMNPS + Mav 732 = truly setting and forgetting. if im doing a large brisket or butt I will put it on at midnight, fill up the amnps, set the maverick and go to sleep. if I hear it beep I know something is wrong (its usually the 12 year old opening the door and taking peeks)
     
  8. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

  9. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    I do have an AMNPS but haven't had much luck since I got it. Haven't really had time to play with it much since the move and been so busy opening the new store. Not going to give up though. I also have one of the cold smoke units for the MES but haven't used it yet.
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    some guys on here like the I grill one. You have to have an Iphone for it to work at this time. I was told by A rep recently they are developing an android version. I would like to try out A maverick et 733. I have the 732 and it is great but the new one seems to have A better laid out display and functions. Have not seen one in person though.
     
  11. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    Good lord. Now you've laid out more options. Ha. I hate making these decisions
     
  12. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    you cant go wrong with either one. the 733 is probably a little more expensive than the 732 but other than the display there probably isn't much difference between the two. go to amazon and pull up both and compare side by side and see which one you like better.

    i don't have a 733 but i hope they made setting it a little easier than the 732. its a great probe but the first couple times i used it i found it a little cumbersome to get to the settings that i wanted to change. the 733 looks like they made this a little easier by adding more buttons. if i had to ding on the 732 its the lack of a "decrease temp" button. you could only increase the temp not decrease it. so if you missed your target temp you had to go all the way up until it reached max and started over at min. I don't know if the new one has this feature or not but it definitely looks like they made it a little easier to navigate.

    the preset food settings I think is really unnecessary. I have yet to see one that says "bbq = 190*". a simple overlay with the recommended settings for poultry and steak would suffice just fine. one of the probes I have makes you select the type of food and the "taste" (rare, medium, etc) before you can customize the temp settings. its really annoying when all I really want to do is just a temp in there. if you could actually store settings in there that would be great! that would be a much better feature than preset I think.
     
  13. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    was just looking a little more closely at the features on the 733 and although it comes with presets it says you can actually change those to your liking. so that's pretty cool. we know we are going to take our shoulders and brisket way over the recommended settings. and we pull some items below the recommended temp to allow for carryover so this seems like a great feature.

    thanks for posting this question because now I know what to ask for Christmas :)
     
  14. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    I was just looking at the 733 and I think it's exactly what I want. I looked at the I grill and I just don't know about it so I'll pass it up.
     
  15. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I am sure someone will be along shortly that uses the I grill. I would love to be able to make my own presets if that is what you can do with the 733. Also have that problem with the decrease temp deal. I like the idea of a seperate display for each function as I find myself digging for the manual every so often still. Luckily I have the old single probe one if I am feeling too dumb that day. I vote for the 733 with an extra meat probe so you can do two meats if that is what you need to do. wish I would have done that.
     
  16. mcockrell

    mcockrell Fire Starter

    supposedly the 733 comes with "hybrid" probes as opposed to the 732 with one dull probe and one sharp probe. they didn't have pics on amazon of the probes so i don't know what a "hybrid" probe looks like. the term seems to indicate you could either for either. hopefully that's the case. and also hopefully you can use the same probes as the 732.

    i have seen the iGrill at the store but i just cant make myself buy it. for some reason i just don't trust it. with the maverick i know i can get replacement probes for it.
     
  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    yep, same here but I think it would be really cool to be wifi connected to my computer. Probably overkill as it is not rocket science but would be fun. I saw that about the hybrid probes too. wondering what that means and yes I hope the stay with the same probe jacks. I already have two mav's that are not interchangable.
     
  18. msstatedawg

    msstatedawg Fire Starter

    I have the iGrill and love it. The only drawback is when the batteries get about half-strength it'll reduce the Bluetooth range. Other than that, it's been a joy. Using it at this moment on a couple of turkey's.

     
  19. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    can you use rechargables and are you familiar with android compatibility? I did some research with mixed results today about weather or not I could use my android phone with the igrill verry well?
     
  20. msstatedawg

    msstatedawg Fire Starter

    You'd need to ask them. Not sure there's an Android app available yet, but I think it's on the way.
     

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