Temps off 40 degrees

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nascar, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. nascar

    nascar Newbie

    First smoke with the MES 30, using the Ivation dual probes, temp difference is a consistant 40 degrees. Any thoughts??
  2. nascar

    nascar Newbie

    Ooops-Ivation reads 40 higher
  3. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Only thought is that for a masterbuilt 30 be thankful its only 40 degrees off. Their controllers and temp sensors leave a lot to be desired.
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My MES is about 25 off.   

    So I say its normal.  

    Get a Mav and adjust smoker temp to the Mav.
  5. [​IMG]   Mine is off 20 - 30 degrees depending on the temp it's set at.
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  6. nascar

    nascar Newbie

    So what I am getting from these responses is to adjust the temp lower on the smoker and believe the wireless thermometer. Will try this tomorrow on some ribs.
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NASCAR-have you done the ice water and/or boiling water test with your Ivation thermometer. If it's calibrated right, it should read 32° with the ice water test and 212° on the boiling water test (or there about depending on you elevation). Stock themometers can be way off unless it comes equiped with a high end thermo that can be calibrated.
  8. nascar

    nascar Newbie

    Wife did a boil test, her meat probe was 212, the ivation was 218. Did a cold test, they are still 6 degrees off. Also ran smoker this morning, set it at 200, the ivation was at 225. Now that I know the diffences, I can get back to smoking. Thanks

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