Question for Maverick ET-732 users

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dburne, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. dburne

    dburne Meat Mopper

    I will be smoking spare ribs this weekend, for company we have coming in. This will be my third smoke.

    I have a new Maverick ET-732, that I am looking at using the first time as well.

    Do you guys use the meat probe of this unit for spare ribs? I know it is pretty important for doing say a butt, just not sure if a lot of benefit for using it on spare ribs. Of course I would like to use the cooking surface probe to monitor it's temp throughout the smoke.  I use the 3-2-1 method for my spares, I guess if I were to use the meat thermometer I would just insert it for that final hour? I will be doing three racks ( cut in half so six slabs), so really it would just be monitoring one of those anyway.

    Normally I judge them by using the droop method and seeing how far the meat has pulled away from the bone ends, am thinking that may just be the best in this case?

    Thanks for any tips,

  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't think many use the probes with ribs. I usually just go by the 3-2-1.
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No need to worry about meat temps on ribs ONLY pit temps. No I don't use my Mav for ribs.
  4. dburne

    dburne Meat Mopper

    That is about what I thought but wanted to check what others are doing.

    Thanks !

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