Got my new Maverick ET-73, have Questions?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by bnb, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. bnb

    bnb Fire Starter

    Hi All,

    Well after reading all the posts here it looks like one of the favs for thermometers is the Maverick ET-73 so I went ahead and ordered one from Amazon and it came in today.

    So I went ahead and boiled some water on the stove and the Food probe read 211 and the Chamber probe read 210, is this a normal variance?


  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would say yes. It also depends on your altitude, as water boils at different temps at different altitudes.
  3. bnb

    bnb Fire Starter

    Thanks for the feedback, I am at about 1250 ft so sounds like that is what it is then. Just wasn't sure if there should be a difference between the two probes or not. Guess it really doesn't matter now that I know what they read boiling water at I can adjust in my head :)
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    1° wow that works great[​IMG]
    be happy & smoke something[​IMG]
  6. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You are definitely good to go. Start your smoker.
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As they said 1 degree is no big deal at all
  8. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    1 degree is about as good as you can hope for you are good to go.
    Here is a easy to use calculator that will show what temp water boils at where you are. Put in your altitiude and barometric pressure and thats it!

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