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Maverick Electronic Thermometer

brookspwbrookspw Posts: 7
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
I got the new one for Christmas and it works great.  I wish it was a little more user friendly and/or flexible.

One thing I've noticed, however, is just how inaccurate the thermometer on my egg is / has been.  I put my probe at mid meat height and my temp is about 30* higher in reality than the egg thermo says.

Is this well known?  The egg thermo is about 4-5" higher in the dome but I'd think it would be higher temp than meat level up there -- or is it opposite?


  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Check your thermometers.

    Dome and grate temps are usually different.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    You can always take you BGE therm and place the tip in boiling water.  Adjust the back until it reads 212 degrees - fine then.  
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    The grate temp and dome temps will be off. This is normal. I think it could be off either way depending on if you are cooking direct or indirect. Ex . Indirect, your dome may be at 250 and grate temp at 225. I would however calibrate your dome thermometer if you haven't already done so. Place stem it in a pot of boiling water and see if it reads 212°. (this is at sea level.)
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 183
    I checked my New 732 Maverick for accuracy yesterday.  Hit 212 in the head, very accurate.  
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