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Which would you believe?

timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Your Thermapen or your Maverick ET732?
Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.

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  • thermapen
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 12,837

    Not apples to apples-but if only one then the Thermapen. Each is set-up for different styles of cooking. 

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,867
    Thermapen.
    But, if the question is whether I would believe your thermapen or maverick, I have no experience with either so I can't say.
    Test them in boiling water and see which is correct.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    I don't have a Maverick, but my Thermapen has never ever steered me wrong.
    XL BGE
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,997
    Thermapen
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
    I had a pork tenderloin on the grill using the M732.  Pulled it at 140 and brought it in.  Checked the temp with my Thermapen and it read 150.  Same probe location.  I agree on the Thermapen.
    Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Can the maverick be calibrated?
  • timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
    edited July 2012
    I do not think so.  I will have to do another test.  I am sure I can find something to cook.
    Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,497
    I do not think so.  I will have to do another test.  I am sure I can find something to cook.
    Boil watet, check both. Should read 212 pkus or minus your sea level, for that check online.
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    My Maverick meat probe is 4* high and the grate probe is 2* high.  Considering there is always potential for crushing the line or getting it wet, I tend to check those probes pretty regularly
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Depends on where it is inserted.    Poke a Thermapen in two different places, you can get two different readings.

    I think the thermapen is a higher precision instrument - but are you seeing difference in the technology or in the location in the meat ( fat pocket, near a bone, etc. )

     

    Cookin in Texas
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