Temperature probe on Mes 40 BT

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by smokingearl, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

    My first smoke in my Masterbuilt 40 BT; chicken thighs.

    How accurate does the built in meat probe in the new MES 40 BT seem to be? My old digital I've always used is reading 10 degrees hotter and my even older analog meat thermometer is reading ten degrees cooler.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  2. krooz

    krooz Smoke Blower

    I monitored mine last weekend with another probe next to it ( both hanging from the 3rd rack) and the meat probe ran 5 to 6° less than the cabinet temp.....  But that's just my experience - yours may be different.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The only way to tell is to calibrate another thermometer and run them side by side. The MES thermos have been found to run from 15 degrees colder to 20 degrees hotter, Usually the closer you get to the cooking temp the MES thermo will get closer to the calibrated one.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes , a Calibration is need . Depending on your Thermometer and what scale you have on it (i.e.- does it go to the freezing temp. , or from around 50* to

    over 350*F ). I have the Thermopen and cal. before each smoke .

    Have fun and . . .
  5. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I took a small piece of wire and tied all my probed together and started the smoker with the probes resting on #2 shelf. All were within 5 degrees of one another. You can't really tell, imo, by putting two probed in the same piece of meat, as the it can vary.

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