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Old 03-30-2011, 08:44 AM   #16
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For me...the Thermopen would win out between these two choices.

Keeping the lid closed is important, but you CAN open it to check temps...just don't open it every 15 minutes! I don't open the pit until I'm comfortable that we're "close". Otherwise I don't worry about the meat temp. When I do temp, the number I get determines how long I leave the pit closed until the next time I decide to check. If I'm 10 degrees off, I'll probably check in a half hour. More than that and I'll leave it alone for at least another hour...and so on.

Just because you have to open the lid to check your meat temps doesn't mean you have to do it 20 times during the cook...that would just be amateurish.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:30 AM   #17
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I couldn't decide so both
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:26 AM   #18
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I couldn't decide so both
I use both at home, but the Maverick gets replaced by a Stoker in contests to I can monitor all the meats. Overkill? Sure, but I also have white, red, and gray thermapens, just to make sure I have the right colors.

The new Maverick ET-372 is much improved by the way. You not only get better , on/off switches you don't need tools to access, Alarms are EASY to turn on/off, probe plug connections are waterproofed, etc.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:31 AM   #19
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The new Maverick ET-732 is much improved by the way. You not only get better , on/off switches you don't need tools to access, Alarms are EASY to turn on/off, probe plug connections are waterproofed, etc.
Completely agree, and the range is supposed to be much better.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #20
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I think its cool that Maverick listened to the feedback to make this improved BBQ model 372
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #21
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I may be biased when I say MAVERICK.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #22
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I use the polder dual probe and it works great and I got mine for about $20 http://www.polder.com/thm-360.html

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I just ordered one from you last night. Where the hell is it??

just kidding. Thanks! Ordered thru your Amazon portal
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I just ordered one from you last night. Where the hell is it??

just kidding. Thanks! Ordered thru your Amazon portal
It just went to the Post Office this morning. You should see it in about 2 days.

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:01 PM   #26
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Less than 72 hours later and I'm using the 372. What great service from 5-0.

Also I love the 372. I like the high and low grill alarms. It's raining but the transmitter is rain-proof.

The only criticism of the thermometer is the clip on the receiver. Pretty weak. It would be cool to have a solid functional clip for shorts, etc. This little folding stand that comes with the unit isn't designed for anything more than tabletop resting. Which is OK, but I'd like it on my pants.

I may look for a mod for this.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #27
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I don't have a thermapen, but I just got the Maverick 732 and love it. It allows me to go about my business, yet still know what's going on inside my drum.

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The only criticism of the thermometer is the clip on the receiver. Pretty weak. It would be cool to have a solid functional clip for shorts, etc. This little folding stand that comes with the unit isn't designed for anything more than tabletop resting. Which is OK, but I'd like it on my pants.

I may look for a mod for this.
I agree, it would be nice to be able to clip the receiver on my pocket. Let us know if you come up with a good mod.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:35 PM   #28
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I'm looking at some simple clips for a belt right now. The little flip part of the clip is weak, as is the clip part that grabs the remote unit. So even if you bolted a new belt clip to the clip assembly, the assembly won't stay on the remote... Would need a strap of some sort.

Also, I realize that Maverick increased the temp rating on these probes, but it would be really sweet if the grill probe would go higher than 550F. Can't stay in the grill for some things, although I'd really like to monitor the temps up that high. I wonder if a better grill probe is available. The unit probably wouldn't read past 600 anyway...
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