Not sure if internal thermometer in MES 30 is right

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by budsak, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. budsak

    budsak Newbie

    OKC
    Been smoking 5 big chicken breat for almost 3 1/2 hours at 250 and been stuck in the 152-156 temp range for an hour.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use a different thermometer....   They are rarely correct...
     
  3. budsak

    budsak Newbie

    OKC
    I will definitely get me one but don't have one right now. Going to wait a little longer. What's a good one to get?
     
  4. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Mine is 10F at the moment. Was working perfectly when I got the box.  Not sure whats going on.  Use a Mav 733.
     
  5. budsak

    budsak Newbie

    OKC
    Thank you
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you opening the door a lot like you would with a grill? You can't do that with an electric. Just a thought
     
  7. budsak

    budsak Newbie

    OKC
    No. I left it closed the whole time. Finally just turned it up to 275 and got done. Tasted good but not as juicy as it should of been.
     
  8. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I would be willing to bet large sums of money that it is not correct.  Some possible alternatives with internal grill / meat probes - Maverick, ThermoPro, iGrill, ThermaQue.  I also like to validate what the Maverick is stating the IT of the meat is with a good quick read thermometer (I have a Thermapen).
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----You won't find many around here to take that bet !!!

    Bear
     
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Masterbuilt should drop the Bluetooth and contract with Maverick to make their probe part of the stock unit.
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I only like therms that aren't attached to a smoker.

    I can take them to the kitchen to test in boiling water.

    Can't do that with the Built in MES Sensors & Probes.

    Bear
     
  12. Seems like a remote therm would be best so you can see the temp without opening the smoker is that correct?
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Absolutely.

    You can move it to any place you want in the smoker.

    You don't have to open the door to read it.

    And it's easy to take it to your kitchen to do a Boil test for accuracy.

    Bear
     
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