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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2654
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    4 probes

    Okay, now that I've got the WSM 22.5 I anticipate some cooks where I'll have big hunks of meat on top and bottom grates. I'll need a probe on each grate and a probe in the meat on each grate.

    I currently use (and love) a Maverick ET732. Question is, should I just get another? Or is there a good 4 probe digital out there?
  • CeramicChef
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1188
    • OKC, OK

    #2
    ecowper - I have the iGrill2. It has room for four probes. One would be on the main cooking grate and give you average pit temp. Then you'd have 3 left over for cooks on your various levels. The iGrill2 works quite well for me and I find it much more intuitive to use than the Maverick. After getting the iGrill2, i gave my Maverick away and I've never looked back.

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9760
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      #3
      ecowper I can't speak for the iGrill2 even though I have two of them. The only ones that I used is the Maverick and had have no problems with them so my answer to your question will be get another Maverick.

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      • gregtr1
        gregtr1 commented
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        Do you know if there is any problem with two Maverick transmitters, two receivers and two sets of probes getting confused with each other when using all of them during the same cook?

      • DWCowles
        DWCowles commented
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        gregtr1 I have used as many as 4 at one time and never had them to get confused with each other

      • gregtr1
        gregtr1 commented
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        Thanks, I've been thinking about getting another one, but was afraid that might be a problem.
    • Histrix
      Club Member
      • May 2016
      • 446
      • 757

      #4
      Another option you might want to consider is the Tappecue - http://www.tappecue.com/

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      • billg71
        billg71 commented
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        +1 for the Tappecue.
    • Breadhead
      Banned Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1

      #5
      ecowper ... I have the Maverick ET-735. It's Bluetooth so I track the 4 probes on my iPhone or iPad. I love it but no one seems to like it here in the Pit.😡

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 11437
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #6
        Here's another option if you can wait a bit:

        https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1611049

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        • DWCowles
          DWCowles commented
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          LOL...A lot of people here in the Pit has been waiting almost an year on it

        • Potkettleblack
          Potkettleblack commented
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          I was in and out on the meater like three times, eventually settling for out. They were very dodgy about SV use, and I don't like backing things from people who are evasive.

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          Looks cool, but I was kinda hoping for something I could buy today :-)
      • cosmo
        Club Member
        • Aug 2015
        • 140
        • Midwest USA
        • Pit Barrel owner

        #7
        I can second the iGrill2. Although Bluetooth and not WiFi so need line of sight

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        • Potkettleblack
          Potkettleblack commented
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          I'll third the iGrill2. Weber service is hard to beat.
      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2654
        • Maple Valley, WA
        • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
          Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

          Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
          Thermometer = Maverick ET732
          Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
          Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
          Thermapen Classic = Grey
          PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

          Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
          Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
          Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
          Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #8
        The drawback to Bluetooth is that I am often out front and my cookers are out back.

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        • billg71
          billg71 commented
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          The Tappecue is wifi and links through the Internet so you can go shopping and know how your temps are doing. For Sunday cooks I'll get the cooker dialed in then run errands for an hour or two. Works really well!
      • sr175
        Club Member
        • May 2016
        • 21

        #9
        I have had the iGrill2 for a few months now and so far like it. A couple times I thought I may have had some reported issues but it was just the traeger doing its sweeping temperature swings it does. The bluetooth has been great. I definitely get the distance advertised throughout my whole house. I have only had one time it did not reconnect but that was easy fix and you get all data. I only say this because it does get bashed a lot of forums and i don't have those issues. I guess will see in future.

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        • Histrix
          Club Member
          • May 2016
          • 446
          • 757

          #10
          Originally posted by ecowper View Post
          The drawback to Bluetooth is that I am often out front and my cookers are out back.

          Agreed. Bluetooth can be janky for a lot of folks. That's why I mentioned the Tappecue. It uses WiFi rather than Bluetooth which for most folks provide better access to the info.

          Can't check temps from the office when using Bluetooth thermos.

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          • CurlingDog
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2014
            • 551
            • Port Washington, WI
            • Traeger Jr Elite, Modern Home Products TJK gasser,Char-Broil 26" Round Charcoal Grill CBRMH-2600/S, Weber Smokey Joe, small portable POS charcoal grill, 13.25" GrillGrates, Thermopen, Maverick ET-732, Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer
              gorilla gloves, bear paws

            #11
            tell me... how many probes do you see?
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          • cosmo
            Club Member
            • Aug 2015
            • 140
            • Midwest USA
            • Pit Barrel owner

            #12
            short term, you can try the iGrill2 and see if it works in front of the house. Buy it someplace you can return easily (like Amazon). Or go for tappecue (which costs more but has wifi).

            In a few years I am sure there will be more wifi options but pretty limited right now

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            • ecowper
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 2654
              • Maple Valley, WA
              • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
                Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

                Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
                Thermometer = Maverick ET732
                Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
                Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
                Thermapen Classic = Grey
                PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

                Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
                Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
                Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
                Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

                Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


                Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

              #13
              I am disappointed that there seems to only be one good WiFi thermometer out there, regardless of the number of probes. At this point, I am tempted to just get another Maverick ET-732.

              Comment

              • jlazar
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 591
                • San Antonio
                • Backwoods Chubby G2
                  Weber 22" Master-Touch GBS Kettle
                  Blackstone 36 Griddle
                  SlowNSear (Original)
                  Fireboard Extreme
                  Maverick 732
                  Super-Fast Thermapen
                  Rapala 7 1/2
                  Bear Paws
                  Weber Rapidfire Chimney
                  Grill Beast 304 Injector
                  G&F Suede/Leather Gloves
                  Foodsaver V4880

                #14
                I was just considering the same issue. Didn't want a Bluetooth device. Best option appeared to be a tappecue. But I couldn't justify the price difference compared to a second Mav 732. So I bought the 2nd Mav that came with an extra 6ft probe,

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                • ecowper
                  ecowper commented
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                  Yeah, $200 for the Tappecue seems a bit pricey.

                • jlazar
                  jlazar commented
                  Editing a comment
                  $239 with the color coded enhanced probes.

                • ecowper
                  ecowper commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Yeah .... That didn't help
              • Histrix
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 446
                • 757

                #15
                I think once you start looking at the Tappecue it would make more sense to me to go ahead and spend a bit more and get a pit controller like the Flame Boss 200. You don't have to use the blower fan if you don't actually need or want to but if you decide later on that you do want to use a pit controller for those long or overnight cooks you've already got the capability.

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