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  • tRidiot
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 660
    • NE OK
    • Traeger BBQ124
      Yoder YS480
      Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

    You ever forget and leave your thermometer on???

    Well, I do it all the time. The sending unit, anyways.

    I've got a Maverick 732, the old tried and true. Several times I've left it on for days at a time, even a week or more. I've changed the batteries in the sending unit once since I've had it, in 3 years or so, and I use it pretty often, I think. Not like every day, but still...

    So this time, I guess I really put it to the test. Didn't realize it was on until I went out today to do some cleaning on the pellet smoker, since we've got friends coming in this weekend and I thought I'd do some ribs for them - they still rave about my ribs from last time they were here 3 years ago, and I can't even tell you how much I've learned and how much better they've gotten since then.

    I don't know when the last time I used the thermometer was... but I know I've been home from vacation for a week, and I was in the Caribbean for 3 weeks before that, and The Wife and The Boy went down 11 days before I did, and since I was working my tail off to take off that much time after they left, there's no way I used the smoker after then.

    So... looks like at least 6 weeks or so? Who knows, it's been too long. But anyways, apparently that old Maverick's been faithfully monitoring the temp of my Traeger underneath that cover in the Oklahoma summer heat for at least a month and a half.

    Just thought I'd share. Pretty decent battery life on this unit, I'd say!
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2577
    • Republic of Texas

    #2
    I am going to upgrade soon, I am looking hard at the maverick and the smoke. I am currently using a taylor to monitor the smoker temps, and an origon scientific talking thermometer to monitor the meat. I have no complaints other than the taylor wire melts at about 400 degrees. the Oregon scientific is great, but I left it on top of my grill once and it meleted a prt of the sending unit. now the battery cover doesn't stay on. I had a custome duct tape cover made for itby my 11 year old son lol. maybe time to old yeller it and upgrade. battery life is important to me, we grill, or smoke 5-6 days a week at my house, so it gets HEAVY use.

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    • lonnie mac
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      • Jul 2016
      • 1275
      • Bacliff, TX
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      #3
      This reminds me! I left my FireBoard on in the back yard. Thanks man!

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      • Jerod Broussard
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        • Jun 2014
        • 9302
        • East Texas
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          Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
          Thermoworks Timestick
          Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
          B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
          B & B Pellets

        #4
        I left my brown unit on for over a week recently. Killed the batteries for good.

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        • BruceB
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          • Aug 2014
          • 179
          • Des Moines WA
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            Thermapop digital therm (x2 red and white)
            Thermapen - orange
            Little Chief electric cold smoker (lots of salmon thru this!)

          #5
          I'm right with the OP here. Always forget to turn the sending unit on the 732 off. Finally changed the batteries for the first time when I did the big PB cook about 6 weeks ago. Not that they needed it, but just because...

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          • kmhfive
            Club Member
            • Mar 2017
            • 3003
            • Northern Illinois
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              GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
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              Fireboard
              Home-brewer

            #6
            The Maverick battery life is awesome. But I've never run my Fireboard out either. I've got a backup battery just in case, though.

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            • Jerod Broussard
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              • Jun 2014
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                Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
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                Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
                Thermoworks Timestick
                Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
                B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
                B & B Pellets

              #7
              Best thing is to turn off the outside unit first, then the inside unit lets you know it lost its mate. Of course I only remember to do that 10% of the time.

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              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                Yeah, I find it's all about establishing habits with that stuff you don't want to be thinking about as you pull something delicious off the cooker!
            • Steve R.
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 1991
              • Elizabethtown, KY
              • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

              #8
              I always forget to turn the Tappecue off until I start disconnecting the probes to clean them. Usually after the meal.

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 11456
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #9
                I'm always leaving a thermometer on. Fortunately, not more that overnight as far as I can remember. The lcd displays just don't use much power.

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                • Huskee
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                  • May 2014
                  • 14317
                  • central MI, USA
                  • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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                    • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
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                    • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                    • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
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                    • ThermoPop, yellow
                    • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
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                    • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                    • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

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                    • Anova Bluetooth SV
                    • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                    • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                    • BBQ Dragon
                    • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                    • Weber grill topper
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                  #10
                  All the time! In fact mine has been on for a couple weeks now. It's still on from my rib cook yesterday and it was on from my last cook when I started my stickburner fire yesterday morning. I am a big Maverick fan! I've gone over a month like you as well. I beat them pretty ragged and considering that I have no complaints about them.

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                  • richinlbrg
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 1801
                    • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
                    • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

                    #11
                    Just last week. Took the receive unit out with me so the beeping when I opened the grill wouldn't drive #1 nuts. Meat was ready so I pulled it. Left both units outside overnight, and the receiving squawking away. smh

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                    • Baltassar
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 129
                      • Northern California

                      #12
                      Haven't done this so far, but now it's going to prey on my mind.

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                      • Mr. Bones
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                        • Sep 2016
                        • 8064
                        • Kansas Territory
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                          Thermometers:
                          *********************************************
                          Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                          Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                          Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                          ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                          Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                          Orange Thermapen Mk4
                          Pink Thermapen Mk4
                          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                          ThermoWorks Smoke
                          ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                          4 Pro Series cable extensions
                          Smoke Gateway

                          Accessories:
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                          BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                          Warming shelf
                          MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                          Backyard Grill marinade injector
                          Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                          Bear Paws
                          Meat Rakes
                          BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



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                          '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                          60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                          50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                          Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
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                          Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                          Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                          Crock sticks
                          Diamond stones, various
                          Lansky Sharpening System

                          Tableware
                          Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                          Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                          Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                        #13
                        Haven't, so far..
                        I have both a Maverick ET-732, an' a Smoke...
                        Never once used 'em, so far...
                        Since I got one WSM that somebody done drilled probe holes in, it's gonna happen, soon...
                        Meanwhile, I jus' smoke...

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