The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 08-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #16
NeilH
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-13-13
Location: Wilmington, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamMadMan View Post
Well you got me stumped on this one as they are both reading air temperature this time and not the grate temperature. Which one was below temperature?

Drop them both in a cup of ice water and see if there is a difference in temperature and if it takes one longer to even out. Then once they have stabilized at the same temperature, take them out and see how long it takes to read current air temperatures. might be a faulty probe.
They both leveled out at 35 then the maverick stopped at 73 and the guru at 71.
I'm confused as to what the heck is going on too.
NeilH is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #17
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilH View Post
They both leveled out at 35 then the maverick stopped at 73 and the guru at 71.
I'm confused as to what the heck is going on too.
Did one take a lot longer to respond to the changes than the other?

Try putting the Guru probe in a clothes pin without the alligator clip (like the maverick) on it on your next cook. The probe is just pushed into the alligator clip and can be re-inserted. My alligator clip was made of aluminum, but permanently mounted mine inside the cooker on a different style stainless steel clip.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #18
Q*bert
On the road to being a farker

 
Q*bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-28-11
Location: Westminster, MD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've got a Guru Party-Q and an ET-73. The maverick is always 17-20 degrees lower than the Guru. I've tested them, & even bought new probes. Always the same results, but always consistently the same. So I figured that as long as it's consistent, I'll live with it.
__________________
Astro Pigs BBQ
Our mission on Earth is to make BBQ that's out of this world

http://www.facebook.com/AstroPigs
KCBS MABA

Proudly Sponsored By:
The BBQ Equipment Store http://http://www.bbqequipmentstore.com/
K-Coast Surf Shop http://www.kcoast.com/
J.O. Spice Company Inc. http://www.jospices.com/
Q*bert is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-26-2013, 05:28 AM   #19
NeilH
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-13-13
Location: Wilmington, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamMadMan View Post
Did one take a lot longer to respond to the changes than the other?

Try putting the Guru probe in a clothes pin without the alligator clip (like the maverick) on it on your next cook. The probe is just pushed into the alligator clip and can be re-inserted. My alligator clip was made of aluminum, but permanently mounted mine inside the cooker on a different style stainless steel clip.
Ok, I'll try this next.
NeilH is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-26-2013, 07:21 AM   #20
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Q*bert View Post
I've got a Guru Party-Q and an ET-73. The maverick is always 17-20 degrees lower than the Guru. I've tested them, & even bought new probes. Always the same results, but always consistently the same. So I figured that as long as it's consistent, I'll live with it.
It looks like you and Q*bert have the same identical issues...

He replaced with new probes and still had the same result..

Maybe something you have to live with but, for whatever it's worth, at least you aren't alone with this issue. Maybe going back to my first post the issue with components and manufacturing may still be your only answer.

Let us know how the clothes pin experiment works out...
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #21
NeilH
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-13-13
Location: Wilmington, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamMadMan View Post
It looks like you and Q*bert have the same identical issues...

He replaced with new probes and still had the same result..

Maybe something you have to live with but, for whatever it's worth, at least you aren't alone with this issue. Maybe going back to my first post the issue with components and manufacturing may still be your only answer.

Let us know how the clothes pin experiment works out...
I will. I won't be able to use it until the weekend. Thanks for the advice so far. It makes sense to me. With something holding the probes side by side I don't see why they wouldn't read the same unless it is a components issue. I can live with the difference the foods coming out great, I was just trying to understand why. My dome thermometer is even reading right with the digiQ. It had always been twenty degrees off, even after a 212 boil test.
NeilH is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #22
NeilH
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-13-13
Location: Wilmington, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamMadMan View Post
It looks like you and Q*bert have the same identical issues...

He replaced with new probes and still had the same result..

Maybe something you have to live with but, for whatever it's worth, at least you aren't alone with this issue. Maybe going back to my first post the issue with components and manufacturing may still be your only answer.

Let us know how the clothes pin experiment works out...
I took the clip off the guru probe and stuck each probe through a clothes pin and they were within five degrees the whole cook.
NeilH is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #23
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilH View Post
I took the clip off the guru probe and stuck each probe through a clothes pin and they were within five degrees the whole cook.

Glad you tried the suggestion....

At least you found the answer and the solution to your question...
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is online now   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts