Maverick 733 first look & calibration

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by mummel, May 8, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yay!  My Maverick 733 arrived.  I did the boiling water test.  Please see the pics.  It looks like both probes are running 2F hot.  I also tested my Palermo again, and its also running 1.8F hot.

    Is this a big deal ???

  2. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic

    Are you using distilled water? High mineral content will raise the boiling point of water. But 2F degrees, I wouldn't even worry about it.
  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Are you at sea level in Massachusetts? There's some kind of storm on the east coast. Maybe you have low pressure from it. You can Google boiling water calculator and enter your elevation and barometric pressure. 2*F isnt anything to worry about. Do the ice water test to see if your at 32*F.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In answer to your question----No 2° is not a big deal.

    If it worries you, cook your meat one or two degrees higher in temp on your Therms.

  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I did not used distilled water.  How much will it raise the boiling point?
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I wouldn't worry about 2 degrees. With the carry over increase you should always end up at or over your target temp anyways.
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you look at my Mother of All cook Links the the calculator for altitude adjustment is in the food safety section.
  9. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Im at sea level.  The only thing I can think of is the mineral content in the water, because all the probes measure basically 2F over. 
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
  10. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't worry about 2° +/- either. 
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My chamber probe is right on but the food probe reads 2F high. I just mentally up my target IT by 2F.

    I checked with the Mav folks way back when and their tolerances were + or - 4F.
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I think you guys are wanting or expecting too much out of a 75.00 device. Plus or minus 5 degees is plenty good, heck as long as you know what the deivation is, and it is consistant you can easily compensate. I know you want that sucker to be perfect.
  13. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    FYI I tested the probes again this weekend.  Both are still reading 214F at boiling point.  At least they are consistent. 

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