Masterbuilt Meat Probe Not Accurate

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by texherman, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. texherman

    texherman Newbie

    I just got a 40' masterbuilt electric smoker.  I've done a few things on it and its doing well.  But doing a pork loin today and the meat probe said its at 145 which seemed impossible so I stuck in a different one and of course it was way under.  Anyone else have this problem with the smoker's meat probe?
  2. Everyone has had that problem as well as the set temp is not correct. You need to forget about it and use a good TESTED thermometer. I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone will give you a proper SMF welcome?

    Happy smoken.

  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep get a trusted therm I have the MES 30 and it is about 25* off - good luck and welcome to the forum

  4. texherman

    texherman Newbie

    Ok thanks.  Where can I order that thermometer?
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. texherman

    texherman Newbie

    Thanks!  THis may be a stupid question but will that one work with the Masterbuilt smoker I have?  I guess what I am asking is I'm worried the wire from the meat probe will have to come out the door so I don't want to break the seal.  So I'm assuming that isn't a problem?
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Not a problem. Some have drilled a hole or 2 as well.
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tex, if you want the Maverick you can get it from one our our sponsors here on the forum 
    Timber has you covered also, but on my MES I just shut the door on the wire no problems so far. I also have a fridge built smoker and do the same with it. No stupid questions here!!!! That is why we are here, 

    You can also drop it down thru the vent opening also if you wanted. 

  9. I second running it through the vent hole. I don't like drilling holes in things in case there is a problem down the road and something like that voiding a warranty.
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    X2 on that
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X 3 on through the vent.

  12. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Imagine my surprise that the MES meat probe is inaccurate...
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One thing I forgot to mention:

    If your meat probe said 145° in one Pork Loin, and you took it out & put it in another one & that one was different, that doesn't mean your probe was off----That means the other Loin was different.

    If you would have put a tested probe in the same Loin as the one you got 145° in, and that read different, that would mean your probe was wrong.

  14. jebster62

    jebster62 Newbie

    Found out that my masterbuilt meat probe wasn't working, so masterbuilt sent new controller and meat probe, then it did same thing the temperature was about 230 without any heat on, after monitoring it for about 5 minutes with just the power on and no heat it started to drop, found out that it will stabilize correctly if you just leave the power on with no heat, probably have to do this everytime. I am going to order a good wireless meatprobe and not mess with it, good luck
  15. jebster62

    jebster62 Newbie

    If you leave the power on the masterbuilt digital smoker with no heat for about 2 hours or so the meatprobe will finally drop and stabilize in temperature, might have to do this everytime, at least it worked for me, I'm going to buy a good wireless meatprobe.

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