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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Newbie needs advice on buying a meat thermometer. I been looking at the Maverick ET73 but as a newbie I need your expertise as I dont know what to get or what brand is a good one.

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I would look into the Maverick et732 therm. The 732 has a pit probe and a meat probe. I've had mine for about a year now and haven't had any problems with it. Just make sure you check the probes for accuracy every now and then in boling water or ice water.
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You're about to have 10 people tell you to get the et 732 instead of the 73, and you should listen to those people.
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You're about to have 10 people tell you to get the et 732 instead of the 73, and you should listen to those people.
YES. Get the 732 it will save you a lot of money, headaches, and money in the long run. I have had the 732 for about a year or so and have had no problems. I never had the 73 but I hear this model had a lot of issues and those issues were more or less resolved with the 732.
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Best $-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Maverick...item5d3ca7c90e

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ET732-Ma...item43af21034e
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I have nothing to compare it to, but I love my 732. I was always running out to my smoker, which is outside the lowest level of my split level walk-out basement house. Now, I can sit on the couch and check my pit temp. I almost would have paid double the price for it.
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You're about to have 10 people tell you to get the et 732 instead of the 73, and you should listen to those people.
^ +1 I am one, get the 732..
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A nice buying guide can be found here.
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^ +1 I am one, get the 732..
Agreed.

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have you thought about a thermapen? i use mine for everything.
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A nice buying guide can be found here.

Thanks I seen this as well. Very helpful and alot of good information.
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Thanks everyone. I ordered 2 sets of the 732 for both my barrells and also a thermopen.

What a great site filled with wonderful advice and help.

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Thanks everyone. I ordered 2 sets of the 732 for both my barrells and also a thermopen.

What a great site filled with wonderful advice and help.

Thanks again,
Todd
Good decision. The 732 and Thermapens have two different purposes in my eyes
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Well you can really tell Im a newbie but was wondering how to mount to the barrel, and location on the barrel. Looking at grate level or maybe a bit higher or would the vent holes on the lid be better.

Thanks for all your help you guys and gals make this a lot easier to build with all your help from all the post I have been reading.

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^ +1 I am one, get the 732..
^+1 again...that is what we use. Just don't submurge your propes in water. I use lysol wipes to clean ours off.
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