Temp swings, normal?

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by oldpro1946, May 5, 2015.

  1. oldpro1946

    oldpro1946 Fire Starter

    I'm smoking a spatchcocked chicken at 220.  My MES40 is set at 231.  I look at the temp on my Maverick go from 214 to 235 and back.

    At first I kept getting up and adjusting the temp setting on the control panel until I got tired.  The last hour I just let it swing back and forth.  Is that swing of temps common?  I expected the temp to fluctuate but not to that degree.  Is this your experience?  Thanks.
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Depending on the time of year, mine can swing from 215° to 240° when set at 230°.

    Just go by your Digital therm (Maverick), and try to get the average of the swing to be where you want the temp.

    Looks like that's what you're doing----Just like an Old Pro!!

    Last edited: May 5, 2015

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