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Help with my new Maverick

PjoePjoe Posts: 224
edited 3:32PM in EggHead Forum
I just got a new Maverick 732. I am planning an overnight pork butt cook next weekend and need to confirm that the temp on the grid probe should be around 225*? I have two 9 lb butts.


  • EdemitchEdemitch Posts: 196
    250 will be easier to hold and won't make a difference to your cook
  • OblioOblio Posts: 53
    I shoot for 235 during the day, 245 at night. I've had to many 225 nights where the fire died. I'll also do a manual ramp mode @ 250 until internal gets to about 150 if I'm in a hurry.
  • eggsrgreateggsrgreat Posts: 86
    Yep, 240 to 250's the spot. Like they said, easier to keep the fire going.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,942
    forget the grid temp. clip the mav probe to the dome thermometer probe and set the mav at 250°. supposedly, 250 dome ≈ 225 grid, but I can't say for sure since I've never measured it - never cared what grid temp is.

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Mike, how do you clip the grid temp probe to the dome therm Stem?? I'd like to try it, but dont know how you'd do it.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Since you really have no control over the grid temp just set the dome to 250 like everyone and cook away.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I don't mean to jump in on Michael, but you can just remove your Dome thermometer and stick the grid probe through the hole. What I often do is stick the grid probe down through one of the butterfly holes in the DFMT. Either way, it will hang there OK :)
  • snake701uksnake701uk Posts: 187
    I agree! Grid temp in most cooks is not important.
  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    Thanks everyone. Makes sense. I guess i was hung up on the name "grate probe".
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