THERMOMETER HELP

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by harleybike, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    I have an inexpensive Taylor single prob digital therm and I just bought a Maverick HD32 single probe therm. I am doing a Turkey and I want to make sure my MES30 temp is right and more importantly my IT* on the bird is spot on. I had a feeling that my Taylor therm is off. I have an MES30 and still haven't figured out if the temp gauge on the unit is accurate as I have heard they can be offound by 15-20 deg. I had the 2 digital therms side by side last night in the house alone get with a digital poke in the meat therm. They all read 71 deg or with in 1 deg of each other.

    I turned my smoker on and set it at 250. Placed both probes just inside the vent to get readings to see if they the same and at what temp. As it stands right now...

    MES30 gauge is set at 250, reading 256

    Taylor therm is reading 255
    Maverick HD32 is reading 260.

    Do these probes fluctuate while the smoker is heating up and then level off? Are they not that accurate when not actually in the meat? And now in the bird the Taylor reads 55 and the Maverick reads 46. I don't wanna under or over cook this bird.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boil some water. While the water is boiling, place the probe into the boiling water. Water boils at a constant temperature. Note what the thermometer reads. If it's off a couple of degrees, note that.

    Google your city and state to see what the temperature of boiling water is.
     
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  3. Bam. Thank you Buzzard. Maverick is spot on according to my state and the Taylor reads 3 deg higher. And the poke in is right on as well. Thank you.
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on the cook.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.
     
  5. Thank you Buzzard.Now that I have more piece of mind that my therms are good to go. Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you.
     
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    C'mon back later and show us a pic of the bird and other goodies!

    Y'all don't eat too much now!
     
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