Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My Maverick Redi-Chek thermometer went on the fritz this weekend

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    My Maverick Redi-Chek thermometer went on the fritz this weekend

    You know it's a problem when your thermometer is reading 211 at room temperature!

    I ended up running out to the hardware store after starting the cook to get a candy thermometer to stick in the top and I threw in the food thermometer in through the lid too.

    Going through the lid was tough because it was hard to make sure it wasn't touching the ribs when you put it in.

    The candy thermometer read 250ish, the weber lid thermometer ready 300ish and the food thermometer ready 220ish. And the busted thermometer made no sense... 240 all the time even with no heat.

    The ribs came out ok.. (SLC) Not as good as the baby backs... but I think that was because the temps were too high and they didn't get tender enough. No complaints except from me. It was too stressful to cook for 6-7 hours without knowing what the true temps were.

    The bad temps changed and followed the plug when I switched between "food" and "barbecue". I'll call tech support soon. Anyone else have this problem before? I guess I might need a new one.
    Last edited by cdub24; April 13, 2015, 07:45 PM.

    #2
    I have totally been in your situation. It was actually pretty hilarious reading your post because I have been there. The Maverick works great except you always want to have a few extra of those expensive temperature probes available. Damn things. I wrap tin foil around the rubber grommet where the wire meets the metal probe. That has definitely prolonged the life of the probe. I noticed that any bit of flame jumping up and touching the probe will instantly ruin them.

    Comment


    • _John_
      _John_ commented
      Editing a comment
      Check out the iGrill 2 probes, not too expensive and have a piece of rubber protection there. Kind of a wireish lead though that wraps up like 6 pair of headphones in your pocket.

    #3
    I also noticed you're sticking the probe in the top vent. The Maverick should have come with a clip that will hold the temperature probe on the grill grate. There's probably quite a temperature difference from where the hot air comes out of the top vent to where you're food is actually cooking

    Comment


    • cdub24
      cdub24 commented
      Editing a comment
      I have a hole drilled for the normal probe. This was my emergency measure because the normal probe failed.

    #4
    I get this problem once in a while if they are not perfectly clean, sometimes a bit of something gets on there and they read wrong, though usually it is lower. I have limped several cooks home with a Thermopop sticking out of the dome.

    Comment

    Announcement

    Collapse
    No announcement yet.
    Working...
    X
    false
    0
    Guest
    500
    ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
    false
    false
    {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
    Yes
    Rubs Promo

    Spotlight

    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


    The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


    The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

    Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


    Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


    The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

    Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

    Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal



    Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

    Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


    The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


    Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

    Click here for more about what makes this grill special

     

    Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

    Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
    Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

    Click here to order.


    GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared†Zone


    GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

    Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


    The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

    kamado grill
    Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

    Click here for our article on this exciting cooker