Meat Thermometer

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by referee, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. referee

    referee Newbie

    Hi all, I'm pretty new to smoking. I'll be upgrading my smoker at some point but now I have a Brinkmann Electric Gourmet Grill and Smoker.. I want to get a meat thermometer, I don't need anything fancy since I only have the Brinkmann at the moment.  Can anyone give me some advice on this please. I saw people recommending the Maverick ET-733.

    Also, are there any issues with the top resting on the Cable? thanks, Bruce
  2. I use a Thermoworks RT600B, its an instant read digital probe meat thermometer, they cost about $20.
  3. referee

    referee Newbie

    Thanks Jasper....I have an instant read...I'm looking for a probe that stays in the meat with a temp readout so I don't have to loose the heat by taking the top off the Brinkmann...thanks for your reply

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have a couple of Mavericks, and close the lid on the wires without any problems.

    Or you can run the wires thru the top vent, or drill a hole in the side.

  5. referee

    referee Newbie

    thanks Al

    Amazon has a few different ET-733s any suggestions which one I should get?
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like the iDevices iGrill2 Bluetooth Thermometer

    I have an older model with only 2 available probes but its bluetooth and you can map your cook with your phone

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been using the iGrill2 since it came out. I have zero complaints. I have had to replace one of the ambient probes. No big deal. I also have the Maverick 732, which I used until I got the original iGrill, before getting theiGrill2. The maverick now just collects dust and in the event I need a back up I have it. So far that hasn't happened.

    I would also recommend getting an instant read therm. I use mine more than the iGrill for cooking and smoking. I like the Lavatool Javelin-Thermowand which can be purchased on Amazon for $25.
  8. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    I talked a guy on a Facebook group BBQ page to get one.  MY Thermowand/Javelin is going on three years and is great.  The refrigerator magnet that is inside the therm has  never been that powerful.  Just enough to barely hold it's own weight.  It's convenient but I may have to sick it to another fridge magnet with the opposite pole facing outward.

  9. I just bought a 732 but haven't used it yet. Hope it's not a waste of money. The missus won't be happy.
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have used the 732 for quite some time.  On my offset, closing the lid on the wire is no problem.  I do wrap a few inches with a narrow envelope of a couple layers of aluminum foil to give a little more mechanical protection.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. referee

    referee Newbie

    thanks Al
  12. referee

    referee Newbie

    thanks Venture
  13. referee

    referee Newbie

    thanks for the info Dirtsailor,

    the iGrill is a little too pricey for the amount of smoking I do... saw it was in the $90s
  14. referee

    referee Newbie

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