High and Low Temp Alarms

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by ddave, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For those of you with the Maverick ET-73 -- or any other thermometers that feature alarms -- I was wondering what you set the high and low alarm temps at.

    Do you just go with 225-250? Do you go with a tighter range depending on how well the smoker can maintain temp? Do you use a different range depending on what you are smoking?

    Just curious.

  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You need enough range so that a spike will be noticed, and when your choice of fuel starts to drop it will also be noticed. Hope this helps.
  3. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I do 200 and 260
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    200 and 280 here
  5. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    That's what I usually go with too.
  6. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dave, Make it 3 with 200 and 260 here.
  7. goobi99

    goobi99 Meat Mopper

    210 to 260....need enough time to replenish the fuel
  8. roadrunr

    roadrunr Meat Mopper

    a bit off topic, but how do you guys like these thermometers?
  9. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This thread is about the ET-73 and many here like it. (it is why I ended up with mine and I have been very happy) There are other choices out there but I don't know much about them.
  10. I don't have high/low temp alarms, but i set my low alarm at 210 and keep an eye on things when it gets hot...

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