Maverick ET-733 thread

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by damnthatsgood, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead


    Thank you so much for your patience in giving such a great explaination.  I guess I could in theroy use one probe as a CC thermometer and one in the meat if I wanted.  Is that correct?  This sounds like a must have tool.
  2. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    I was doing more study on my ET 733.You have options with your 2 probes you can use them as 2 meats or 2 CC or 1 meat and 1 CC.I am a long way from being a techy so it will take one of my neices or nephews to get it to work correctly then they can teach me .

  3. Rob Sicc,

    Yes, you can use one to monitor grill temperature (with high and low temp warnings), and one for your meat (with meat is at done temperature warning).  This is how I use mine.  If I have two pieces of meat, the Chefmate single temperature probe is stuck into the second slab of meat.  The chefmate also has a warning when the meat reaches a specific temperature, but has no low temperature warning.  The lack of a low temperature warning makes the chefmate unsuitable for monitoring grill temperatures (on charcoal and stick smokers), but quite useful for meat.

  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Rob, I have to suggest you do Jeffs E=course. It is free and will give you all the basics you need. I was very clueless years ago when I started smoking. I basically winged it and got most of my recipes and stuff from the manual that comes with A Little Cheif Smoker and then my ECB. Until I found this website and did Jeffs course I was doing almost everything wrong. It takes a few hours and will make you understand so much more about what you are trying to achieve. Hope this helps. I actually got it for my dad who has improved his skills so much it is unbelievable. The thermometer on your smoker is most likely wrong. I have seen them wrong by 50 degrees or more. A good quality remote two probe unit like the maverick is indispensable. I use one probe for the chamber temp and one for the meat. 
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    It is actually quite easy. The technology might remind you of setting a digital watch. The only thing that sucks is the very very tiny print on the instructions. I found the manual online somewhere though and could actually see it. lol
  6. gopher darbid

    gopher darbid Newbie

    Tested my brand new ET-733 yesterday. The probe in port 2 read perfectly for boiling and ice water. The probe in port 1 was accurate for boiling water, but would not drop below 45F in ice water. Not sure if it's the probe itself or the whole unit, but I really don't want to wait to ship it back and get a new one......
  7. Gopher Darbid,

    Unplug and swap your thermometers in the 733 unit.  If the 45 degrees reading moves with the thermometer (moves from port 1 to port 2), then you have a bad thermometer.  If the problem stays with the 733 port (port 1) then you may have a problem with your 733 unit.  Make sure thermo 1 and 2 are set up for measuring meat, and not one  for meat and the other for BBQ grill. 
  8. gopher darbid

    gopher darbid Newbie

    Oh I wasn't aware that one was for meat and the other was for grill. I suppose reading the user manual might help, huh?
  9. I think the default factory setting is one is grill, the other meat, but you can change it to TWO meats or TWO grills if you wish.
  10. gopher darbid

    gopher darbid Newbie

    Does this make a difference in terms of temperature range/readings? I guess I'm not seeing how switching between settings would affect the temp reading.
  11. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Get out your microscope. Very small print there. I found a pdf online for my 732 when I got it. Do a search or checkout Maverick's website. I can't remember where I found it.
  12. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    It's not that 1 is for meat and 1 is for grill.  AS you know there are 2 probes.  you can have both for meat.  you can have both for grills, and you can have 1 for meat and 1 for grill.  It is all programabler.

    Here is a good instructional video from youtube showing how to change the modes for each probe.  Please let me know if this helps.

  13. gopher darbid

    gopher darbid Newbie

    Thanks, that was helpful. I wouldn't except switching a probe from BBQ to meat mode would affect it's temperature reading, correct? I'm hoping it's just a probe issue
  14. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    you should defnitely try swapping out the probes like someone (sorry I forgot who) suggested.  That will confirm it's the probe.
  15. shrekastac

    shrekastac Smoke Blower

    VERY detailed thread thanks a lot man! Just ordered mine from Amazon...gotta love Prime!
  16. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't find if I already posted to this thread. I've used my ET-733 twice and it's performed well. Had an initial issue both times with the Food probe displaying HHH but I got it to work the second time and over my 5 hour brisket smoke it performed beautifully. I'm very impressed.
  17. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Look what came in the mail just in time for my birthday!.  WOOO HOOO!

    I can't wait to try it this weekend.  I need to go supply shopping tonight.

    Lets see my high level check list.


    BBQ Sauce

    BBQ Rub


    Turkeyt legs


    Duck Sauce

    Did someone say FATTY?!  (that might be wishful thinking)

    I hope I get the time to do some of this.  My daughters may have other plans for me for my birthday.  lol

  18. shrekastac

    shrekastac Smoke Blower

    Yo Rob Happy B-Day brother!! What color is that? It looks red but wasn't sure they made it in red. Is it copper?
  19. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hi Shrek,

    The color is RED.  I normally go black or Orange with most things.  I thought the red would be easier to find.  lol

    Thanks for the birthday wishes.  It's actually this Saturday.  I'm hope to fill up my smoker and get some action.

    The only problem I have with smoking is that none of my family eats smoked food but me.  lol  I really find that so funny.  It would be the first time I cooked 10 pounds of something just for me to eat though out the week.

    Thanks again for the birthday wishes.


  20. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    If you wanted some action you should have got the 'black unit!' ;)

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