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New thermometer and probe time

Can someone recommend a remote thermometer that works more ham a few times? Had a Maverick that died. Used it maybe 10 times. Don't want to waste more money on another one.

Any ideas?

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LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


Garnerville, NY
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Comments

  • No matter which you buy, look on the package BEFORE you throw it away, and check the temperature rating of the probe wires.  Thats the biggest problem area.  The highest i have seen is 450 degrees.  Now consider that area of your egg that "open" directly exposed to the glowing lump below between the feet of the plate setter.  If you are cooking with a dome temperature of 375 degrees, the temperature in this exposed area is well above 500 degrees!!  Keep a couple of layers of foil wrapped around the first 12 to 18 inches of probe wire to protect this area of the probe cable..
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
    I did have the probe wires wrapped in foil.

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 1,449
    Ditto above. Alway good to have your thermopen as a backup. Do you just need a replacement probe? It is common for them to get worn out due to high heat cooks or from linking the cable when handling. Just a couple things to watch out for next time around. Thermoworks products are pricey, but to of the heap in quality. BGE makes one, not sure who manufactures it for them, it could be a maverick in a BGE package.
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 817
    Do you use the Maverick for high temperature cooks?  I don't really find the Mavericks info relevant when grilling so I don't subject the wiring and probes to really high temperature.

    Gerhard
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
    Only for indirect cooks below 325.

    Brisket, pork butt, chuck roast, turkey, prime rib, ribs (pit only). 6 times. Great stuff.

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,484
    I found a Maverick replacement smoker probe that claims to be safe up to 716 degrees F but I have found a food probe that high http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-ET732-Replacement-Chamber-Probe/dp/B006XLWL7K/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359902247&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Maverick+e73+replacement+probes

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    @nolaegghead suggested a fix if water intrusion was what caused it to quit in Thermometers I use a DigiQ which is a expensive solution but I just wanted to pass along his advice to see if it could help you out. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • I used Maverick's warranty CS and found them to be very very helpful and friendly.
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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