Maverick ET-73 ?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by bunky, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Well I got my Maverick today and was thinking of Seasoning the SnP and had a question, Can you use the ET-73 with just one probe? I didn't want to hook up the meat probe if I didn't have to...[​IMG]

    I read through the manual but didn't see anything about this.
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Bunky, you may use one or both (at least you can I my other Mavs). It won't affect your thermo. Just make sure you have it set to read the probe you are using. Good luck!
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll second that. You can do it with no issues.
  4. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You might also want to check the accuracy of both probes using the old boiling water trick.
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i have read that to check the probe with ice water..........see if it registers 32*.......both my instant and my digi probe both get down to that point
    i just put alot of ice with cold water.........swirl till the probe gets as low as its going to get

    just mtcw

  6. ryan

    ryan Newbie

    I've been using my Maverick for about four months now and it's great. I'd never used a remote thermometer before, and it was a real eye opener to be able to see what was going on inside the pit at any given second.
  7. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I also have use it with one probe, n000000ooooooo problem.
  8. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Does anyone know if you can put the smoker probe of the ET-73 in water ???

    I have a ET-73 and want to test the smoker probe..[​IMG]
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    well, i don't have a maverick.......but i put my probe into icewater to check the temps reading correct.........lotta juice in meat

  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just the metal.........I would only put the smallest bit in.........don't submerge it or you will have trouble. Don't let the water go over the top of the metal on where the line comes in..........sometimes they dry out and work fine..........some times they don't...........any one interested in some crappy probes.........I'll let them go for cheap. [​IMG]
  11. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I agree with Fatback, Do not submerge them. About an inch of the tip is all that you need to get a reading.
  12. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    Also, dont use the probe clip for the grates in the smoker, it makes the probe read too hot. I stick mine through a chunk of a potato and set that on the grate and that works great.
  13. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got a call yesterday from the restaurant supplier. My Maverick ET-73 is in. I will be checking the calibration on the thermometer this afternoon after work. I will test it using the ice water / boiling water method. And the main thing to remember is to test it by submerging only the tips of the probe avoiding getting the wires wet? Anything else for this newbie to remember?

    Thanks Everyone....i guess you know what I'll be doing this weekend. :>)
  14. kew_el_steve

    kew_el_steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I check my probes and thermo's in boiling water. That's alot closer to the temp that I'll actually be using them at. I usually fashion some type of holder out of a wire clothes hanger. When doing a probe, only dunk the metal probe, not the wire. When I clean after using, I wipe clean; no immersing or dishwasher. Just my way...
  15. links16877

    links16877 Newbie

    so i got the et 73 and did the water thing they cheeked out but when i did a butt there were way off i did cheek the temp with 2 other thermometers that read about the same temp. could it be that i reset them a bunch of times and then put it in the smoker?
  16. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got a collection of those too Joe ? Maverick wants $12 apeice for new probes. Taylor wants $5 apiece and I haven't heard from Oregon Scientific yet. Think I'll be sending Taylor a check. I have more of theirs.
  17. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know what you mean by asking if you reset them? If the probes were showing 212 degrees in boiling water and/or 32 degrees in ice water then they are calibrated correctly.

    Sometimes the thermometer will give inaccurate readings if the probe tip is sitting near a bone or in a large piece of fat.

    Thermometer temperatures on the smoker probe are also affected by the shelf it is on, how close it is to the wall of the smoker, how close it is to the food, etc.

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