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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bobabebe, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. bobabebe

    bobabebe Newbie

    My name is Bobby, love the adventure of smoking. I could stay on this site for hours. Hope to be able to contribute soon. I have just got a MES and the first few tries were very successful thanks to this forum. However the meat probe is malfunctioning. Its reading 279 degrees with the smoker set to 235.Its been going for about 4 hours at this point. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site Bobby.  The general opinion is that thermometers that come stock on most smokers are unreliable.

    Many of us resort to dual probe aftermarket thermometers.  Many folks like the Maverick.

    You can, and should test you stock therm with a bowl of water with ice in it and test again with boiling water.
  3. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site Bobby.

    You can do the ice and boiling water trick with 

    your temp probe.

    They are notoriously messed up.

    However after you test it and find out

    if it is messed up.

    Keep an idea in your head how bad and

    which way it's off and you can live with it

    until you get another.

    Keep on smokin'                     Ed
  4. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF!

    Walmart has cheap ones for about $15. They are pretty accurate.

    At some point you will probably want a Maverick.


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