Author Topic: Maverick 732 is 25 degrees higher than oven thermometer readings???  (Read 2143 times)

Offline timberbeast7

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I broke in my OBS this morning and noticed that the readings I was getting from my Maverick were about 25 degrees higher than the door thermometer so I put both on my wife's oven thermometers in the smoker and they both read the same as the door, 25 degree lower than the Maverick.  So I tested the Maverick in ice water and boiling water against another digital meat thermometer and they both read the same and accurately.  So, I'm kinda at a loss as to what to do.  I had the probe hanging through the vent on top of the smoker just inside the smoker above the top rack.  Is my placement wrong? Anyone had similar issues?

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Re: Maverick 732 is 25 degrees higher than oven thermometer readings???
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 02:28:25 AM »
If the Maverick and other digital thermometer read accurately with the ice and boiling water test, then trust the Maverick.

More information would be helpful.

Where your wife's thermometers dial, or digital? If digital, did you test it for accuracy? Some of the dial types can take 1 - 2 minutes to measure the temperature accurately.

When you placed your wife's thermometers in the Bradley, where the conditions the same as when you used the Maverick; ie placement, amount of food or empty cabinet?


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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Maverick 732 is 25 degrees higher than oven thermometer readings???
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 04:24:40 AM »
Timberbeast7

If you have tested the Maverick for accuracy it will be fine. The location you want to measure the temps is directly below the lowest rack you are using during a cook. The reason is because you want to know what temp the meat is being exposed to. If you measure the temps from above the moisture given off the meat on the  lower racks will influence the temp readings. Because the door thermometer is fixed at the location it is there are often differences between it and another probe location. You will find that during a cook, as the temperature of the meat you are cooking comes up, the temps between the door gauge and your maverick will become tighter.

Again, you want to measure the temps that your lowest rack is being exposed to. If you are doing multiple racks of food you will want to rotate them top to bottom and front to back so that they are done at approximately the same time. I simply run my temp probes through the door. It won't hurt the door seal. This makes it easier to do rack rotations.

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Offline timberbeast7

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Re: Maverick 732 is 25 degrees higher than oven thermometer readings???
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 08:22:06 AM »
Both the oven thermometers are the dial type and I placed them on the top rack with an empty cabinet.  I'm going to do a pork butt today so I'll see how it goes with meat in the cabinet.