Originally Posted by IamMadMan
Not a good issue to deal with mid-cook.
What error message shows up in the display???
But after many cooks under our belts we learn to prepare for the worst, some have back-ups, others resort to manual probe thermometers. We learn that the probe feed placement and cooking temperatures are critical to the Maverick. I have had mine for over a year using 1-2 times a week and have not had a problem, but I did purchase a spare set of probes because others had commented on problems.
If it is a probe error message there are newer style probes available,
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The meat thermometer starting reading "LLL" mid cook. Removed everything, did a very mild cleaning, turned everything off and back on, and the same error message came back on.
The pork butt turned out great, but it was still annoying. That annoyance was compounded by the fact that my cook was already taking way longer than normal due to the fact my coals were still damp from the rain we got here in Los Angeles (I got caught by the rain by surprise and the bag of coals wasn't fully protected from the elements).