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Pit Probes

grillkinggrillking Posts: 16
edited 3:53AM in EggHead Forum
You guys and gals are great! I am enjoying my new BGE, thanks for all the help on gaskets, now what is the best pit probe out there?


  • boston_stokerboston_stoker Posts: 794
    Depends on what you want, the Stoker is pretty darned fancy.
  • h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
    Most seem to go with Maverick 73 from my research. Whatever you go with, you want something with a remote. As in set by your bed so if in the middle of the night the fire goes out or wild, you can be alerted and adjust. My first setup had no remote, so lost my first butt. I love having a unit that has both the food and grill (dome) temp on it. Now I'm not constantly going in and out to check both.
  • grillkinggrillking Posts: 16
    Thanks h20. Which unit comes with both food and grill temp on them as you mentioned
  • h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
    Maverick 73 does, not sure which others. It was only ~$35 from Amazon.
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    Grillking, I have the Maverick-73 as well and it has saved me a couple of times. It is nice to have the remote and you will be amazed the difference between grid temp and dome temp. My first butt I did at 250 grid which was about 290 dome! If I went with just dome temp I would have been cooking it at 330 grid.
  • JayeffelJayeffel Posts: 13
    The Maverick 73 is what I have, what many others recommend also. Can be obtained from various sources, may be easiest.

    It has two units with it, One u nit has the probes, one for the food item, one for the heat source, clips onto grill grid, The other unit can be [placed up to 100 feet away and the the fist unit sends temps via radio signal. Their are directions on the web on how to increase that range if you desire.

    The unit can be used many way 1) simply read temps as you cook 2) set temp and it will tell when that temp is reached (food only ) 3) set time for cook. 4) set the unit to tell when high and low temps for smoking are reached. Pretty versatile., and easy to use. I only use it to read temps as I cook at present.
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