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Old 12-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Remote Meat Thermometer anybody?

Looking to get a remote meat thermometer. Anyone have any luck with one in particular. Most reviews I read are hit or miss. I am looking for one that I can put in my room and monitor during the night as I'm waiting for a particular temperture on a meat. Thanks for any help!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Most everybody on this forum will point you in the direction of the Maverick ET-732. I have one and love it. I dont have to constantly check on the smoker with the receiver right by me, that leaves me free to do things around the house.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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IGrill if you have a smart phone or tablet. A couple guys at the office have them and they like them. Otherwise, maverick. I'm getting the iGrill.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Do what you want, I guess they can be useful, but I have ruined far more food with them then without them and will not trust them anymore. I have had the very best and they all have failed me more often then not for one reason or another.

Suggest you get a timer and set it for say, half hour intervals and go check the cooker each time, or every hour, whatever you are comfortable with. This will make you know your cooker better to the point you will not even need the timer unless you get easily distracted, not to mention saving a ton of money and frustration when they fail. That is my advice its free so take it for what its worth. Spend your money on something like a thermapen and a good analog gauge.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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I have a Maverick ET-732, it works well.
The 3' pit probe that came with it broke after about 10 cooks, and I was careful with it. It ruined one cook on me.

When I don't need to measure the meat temperature, I've gone back to using an analog pit thermometer.
When I do use the meat thermometer, I double check the readings with an old school, Taylor, analog meat thermometer.

I'm with "Mo-Dave" on this. A wireless thermometer can be great, but you have to double check the readings.

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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one more vote for the maverick.....just take care of the probes
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #8
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I have never used a maverick although it is on my wish list. I have a weber remote meat thermometer and have never had any problems with it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #9
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by MossyMO View Post
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The remote for mine is on my desk as I type this. It is tracking today's brisket. Reads 160 degrees. Love it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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I recently bought the Maverick ET-732 and it works very well for me so far. I also have one of the cheap Walmart $16 remote thermometers that seems to work pretty well also. I haven't had any problems with it, but it's a single probe unit.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #14
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On another site I visit, the Thermoworks 8060 is highly thought of for its ruggedness and reliability. It is not a remote unit, but another member suggested placing it next to a baby monitor to allow it to be heard in a remote area. The type K thermocouple probes used by this model are not indestructable, but are used in industrial environments and hold up much better than the RTD probes that come on the Mav.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #15
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Only Proble the 8060 the disply doesnt work good in cold weather slows down and stops working then i had to have it replaced. But the range for the Maverick ET-732 works with np down to -10 at least and keeps me from running out to my keg when its that cold when the guru is running .
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