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Need an accurate thermometer

I am now convinced I need to get an accurate thermometer and not trust the one installed. It appears that most are pretty pleased with the Maverick. Any other suggestions?
LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited January 2013
    Maverick is great for low and slow cooks but most of my cooks are faster. Look up how to calibrate your dome and buy yourself a Thermapen, you will use it on every cook you do.

    I have the Maverick Et 732 and love it but the thermapen is a must have
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  • I'd buy a maverick Et 732 and a thermapen. Nothing will come your way you can't handle with that. Calibrate your dome thermometer. It's trustworthy and will be used for anything over 350 in my book. Which, like smoking dawg said, are the majority of your cooks.


  • X2 on the thermapen I have only had mine a couple weeks and use it almost every cook. I also plan on getting the Maverick for low and slows.
  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 226
    I bought the thermoworks thermocouple probe and love it. The probes are bulletproof and incredibly accurate. Also have a thermapen.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,958
    The maverick isn't a substitute for the dome thermometer.  You'll want to use the dome thermo on direct cooks to control the heat level (grilling, pizzas, etc) - a maverick probe will burn out using it direct or at high temps.  Calibrate it with boiling water.
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