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Maverick probe reading higher than Egg thermometer

grokgrok Posts: 32
edited 2:56PM in EggHead Forum
OK what is up with this..

for hours, the dome temp would show around 240-250, and the maverick grill probe would show 20 less than that, which is seemingly what is expected based on what I have read around the net.

But after 3-4 hours, the differential started to decrease. I figured maybe it was due to the meat being hotter (currently plateau'd at 156F). After about 6 hours though, now the grill probe is showing higher than the Egg's dome thermometer! Say the dome was at 230, the probe would read 246! I thought that maybe the reason was due to conducted heat through the grill probe's clip, since it's clipped to the grill, but as a test I found a funky piece of lump that had a good spot to clip the probe onto and still be stable, but that didn't make a difference.

Have you guys seen this before?


  • grokgrok Posts: 32
    just another observation -- when I said that the probe was at 246 while dome at 230 -- well now the dome is at 232 and the probe is at 237. so maybe it really is hotter right there by the meat? I shoudl add that there is very little airflow at this point, I have the draft door just about closed, and the daisy wheel is just barely open (main hinge is closed)
  • grokgrok Posts: 32
    Well, maybe the conductive heat from the grill does indeed have something to do with it.. After 30 minutes of using the probe/clip on a piece of lump that I set on the grill, with probe mounted horizontally about 3 inches high, now the probe is reading just about the same as the dome. And about 15 mintutes ago, finally moved from 156-158! :) I think I'm going to crank up the temp to 240 or so to speed things up a bit.
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    Interesting. I just got my first Maverick grill probe recently and have only used it once. Therefore, I can't help but am interested in your results and comments of others.

    League City,TX
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