עָטִין
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 04-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
allancoh
Knows what a fatty is.

 
Join Date: 04-19-14
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Remote Thermometors (like the maverick)

Hey all,

I was looking to get a remote thermometer I can keep with my in the house to monitor the smoker. The maverick 732& 733 have been coming up a lot but on amazon there are just as many good reviews as bad ones. Wondering what you all might think and if there are some other good brands that will do the job.
allancoh is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
peeps
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
peeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-09-13
Location: Denton, TX
Downloads: 5
Uploads: 0
Default

Not for the price...

Treat your probes with care (no pinching wires, no extreme direct heat, and no submerging probe/wire joint in water....just a careful rinse and wipe clean) and it will be a good tool for you.

Also, buy spare probes for when they fail (they will...despite your careful use), but buy them from here when they get the basic ones back in stock as they are significantly cheaper than from Maverick or Amazon.

http://www.bbqequipmentstore.com/Mav...rid-3-foot.htm
__________________
***** North Texas Fall Bash - Oct 18th, 2014 @ Lake Ray Roberts - Click for More Details!!! *****

- Earl - My Custom Vertical Offset Smoker by AJ's Custom Cookers (build link)
- Colt - Superior SS-2 w/ DigiQ DXII- Courtesy of Gainesville Jaycees and Superior Smokers
- Weber Kettle 22.5 OTG w/ Craycort Cast Iron Grates
- Major - Mini WSM (from SJS)

Certified IMBAS MOINK Baller! (Certificate of Authenticity) / Join the fun in the Throwdowns!
peeps is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
toymaster
Full Fledged Farker

 
toymaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-14
Location: Coram, New York
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default

I have had 2 remote thermometers for years and never had any problems with them. The probe broke on one of them when it was new and Maverick replaced it for free, no questions asked. Be careful with the probes and you should have no problem.
__________________
Beam's SG-01 Offset Smoker (Brenda)
Chargriller Akorn (Vanessa)
Backwoods Party (Victoria)
Brinkmann Grill King Deluxe (Baby)
Weber Smokey Joe (Gretchen)
Wildcard Episode of BBQ Pitmasters Season 5 Ep 6

USMC - Semper Fi
If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly
toymaster is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
THoey1963
Babbling Farker

 
THoey1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-08-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have the Maverick 733 and it works great. There may be better models, but they also cost a lot more. I agree with Peeps, get extra probes. I am waiting for them to go on sale and then buy a couple.
__________________
Terry - Learning more about Q every day...

Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Weber Genesis S-330
Pitmaster IQ-120 - Thermapen - Maverick ET-733
KCBS member

For info on any mods I have done to my WSM, please see this post.
THoey1963 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #5
allancoh
Knows what a fatty is.

 
Join Date: 04-19-14
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Thanks all. Are you guys running the wires through your air vents or just throughyour door/cover and then closing it?
allancoh is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:04 PM   #6
Enrico
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Enrico's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-16-13
Location: Rome, Italy
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Top vent for kettle and door for WSM
__________________
1 WSM 22" - 2 Weber OTG 26" - Ferraboli grill

My BBQing slideshows on Youtube @ www.youtube.com/user/BBQnessdotcom/videos
My BBQing Photo Albums on Flickr @ www.flickr.com/photos/bbqnessdotcom/
Enrico is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:07 PM   #7
peeps
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
peeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-09-13
Location: Denton, TX
Downloads: 5
Uploads: 0
Default

On my kettle, I drilled holes in the bowl so I didn't have to fiddle with wires when lifting the lid.

On Earl, I have little slots cut at the door to allow them to pass through to the cook chamber.

On Colt, they just go through the door.

On Major, I go through the lid vent as it was meant for a camping cooker and I don't expect I'll bring the Maverick on every camping trip.
__________________
***** North Texas Fall Bash - Oct 18th, 2014 @ Lake Ray Roberts - Click for More Details!!! *****

- Earl - My Custom Vertical Offset Smoker by AJ's Custom Cookers (build link)
- Colt - Superior SS-2 w/ DigiQ DXII- Courtesy of Gainesville Jaycees and Superior Smokers
- Weber Kettle 22.5 OTG w/ Craycort Cast Iron Grates
- Major - Mini WSM (from SJS)

Certified IMBAS MOINK Baller! (Certificate of Authenticity) / Join the fun in the Throwdowns!
peeps is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:13 PM   #8
Uomograsso
Knows what a fatty is.

 
Join Date: 05-06-12
Location: Olathe, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I use the Maverick 732 and haven't had any issues with it. I have an American BBQ Systems Bar-be-Cube which has a very heavy lid and I run both probes through the lid and haven't had any issues with them getting crushed. I am careful that I don't let the lid drop on them though. I clean my probes with Clorox wipes and that also seems to work well to avoid the water issue they can have. Treat the probes with a little care and you shouldn't have any issues.
__________________
KCBS Master CBJ & CTC
Uomograsso is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
THoey1963
Babbling Farker

 
THoey1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-08-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My 2014 WSM has the built in pass through hole for them. What do you Q with?
__________________
Terry - Learning more about Q every day...

Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Weber Genesis S-330
Pitmaster IQ-120 - Thermapen - Maverick ET-733
KCBS member

For info on any mods I have done to my WSM, please see this post.
THoey1963 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
darkoozy
Take a breath!

 
darkoozy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-03-14
Location: Sachse, Tx
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

You cant lose with the Maverick. Lids and doors wont hurt the probe wires.
darkoozy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 04:34 PM   #11
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I am sure there are many good and many bad reviews on many different items. The main reason is because there are people who take care and properly clean and carefully store the probes and the unit, while others may just throw them in the drawer. Your tools must be properly cared for and taken care of. I am sure there are also other people who expect to receive high end laboratory grade equipment for $60.00...

When I first started out I had a Maverick and used it for two years without any issues. Keep away from water, carefully clean, and safely store and you will have no problems. I have since passed my maverick to another family member who started smoking and it still works today.

I never ran the cable through the vent, because it is he hottest part of the WSM/Kettle. The vent is where the exhaust, smoke, and heat exit, thus heat rises and it is always hotter in the dome than at grate level. I do not know what the probes are rated at now, but mine were rated at 400°, although the vent may not have reached 400° but I felt the extended exposure to high temperature can slowly degrade the cable insulation. I always notched or used a grommet in my cookers at grate level when I used the Maverick.

Look at the reviews realistically and consider the actual complaint, some will be valid, some are just idiots sounding off.

Bottom line is: for the price, it is a good unit and will give you many years of service if you use care when using and storing it.

.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-28-2014, 04:51 PM   #12
grill 'em all
Full Fledged Farker

 
grill 'em all's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-17-10
Location: Houston,Ms.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have 3 732s & the better quality hybrid probes for each..
They are not perfect but close enough for the price.
I would recommend them to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to roughly monitor the pit grate temp without opening the doors..
__________________
"Waylon"- 30x80 Offset RF trailer cooker by SF
"Jessi" -Bayou Classic gas fryer
"Blue Whistler"- UDS
"Shorty"- Weber Silver
Oddly Slow Orange Thermapen
3 Maverick ET-732s
"Lemme get a Diablo sandwich & a Dr.Pepper & make it fast I'm in a GD hurry"- Sheriff Buford T.Justice (1977)
grill 'em all is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #13
HarrynVegas
Full Fledged Farker

 
HarrynVegas's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-04-14
Location: Las Vevas, Nevada
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've run a 732 in my Performer for about five months. I've had no problems. Drill a hole, don't run it through the top vent. Treat the probes very gently. Wipe off with an alcohol swab, don't "wash" them.
__________________
1992 Red Performer, Ducane Gasser, Smokey Joe, OTG, Turkey Fryer, Mav 732, Red Thermapop, KCBS Member, USMC, War Eagle!
HarrynVegas is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-28-2014, 11:09 PM   #14
93_confirmed
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-22-14
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have the 733 and it's been the key to my early grilling success with the Weber Kettle. I run the wires under the lid (for the time being) and wrapped the wires with foil to add a little extra protection from getting pinched. No issues so far. I couldn't imagine grilling without the 733 - being able to walk around the house, hang out with guests insude, etc. while monitoring temps is just amazing.
93_confirmed is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-29-2014, 01:20 PM   #15
Ozric
Knows what a fatty is.

 
Ozric's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-03-14
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've used ET-732s for years. The only failure I experienced in that time was due to operator error (I sold, rented and built, moving twice in 1 year). I left the batteries in, and suffered the expected total loss when the batteries puked their guts. My bad.

The one thing I'll add re the probes is that they need to be FULLY seated in the transmitter. The first few times you use it, it may feel like they're all the way in, but give a good, firm push to make sure. [I had some intermittent issues with the replacement ET-732s I bought, and then remembered my own advice.]

Since this thread is about the ET-732, I won't mention that my new Tappecue shipped yesterday. Aside from the WiFi connectivity and the Android app, I like the 4-probe configuration. Perfect for my YS-640 (I have 2 probe ports on it; each one handles two probes easily; 1 for right-side grate temp and 3 for meat).

Like I said, I won't mention it.
__________________
Yoder YS640, Weber Performer Platinum, OTG and Q220
ThunderDome Vortex, GrillGrates, AMNTS (6" & 12")
Weed Dragon Torch with Squeeze Valve (VT2-23SVC), Looftlighter, BernzOmatic Torch Head (TS8000)
Tappecue, Maverick ET-732 (x2), Maverick PT-100
SousVide Supreme, VacMaster VP112 (chamber), VacMaster Pro305 (suction)
Ozric is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
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 01:33 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.