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  • Drbearsec
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    • Jan 2015
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    4 Probe Thermometers

    Are there any good 4 probe Thermometers on the market that don't use Bluetooth and don't require me to leave my phone connected to the probe like the iCelsius seems to do?
  • DWCowles
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    • Jul 2014
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    • 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.

    #2
    I think the Maverick ET-735 has 4 probes

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    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      It does and you don't have to use the blue tooth feature. I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to though?

      I don't use my iPhone I use my iPad.

      I sit in the house and watch what the pit temp is and see how the meat is progressing.

      For long low and slow cooks I also use my DigiQ Dx2.

      Those 2 devices make a 16 hour no peek cook easy.

    • Drbearsec
      Drbearsec commented
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      Bluetooth range isn't great, which is the problem. Plus it drains battery faster.

      I looked at the newer icelcius but I don't want to plug the probes directly into the phone
      Last edited by Drbearsec; July 2, 2015, 08:06 AM.
  • The Burn
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    • Jul 2014
    • 990
    • West Chester, PA
    • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
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    #3
    Alas, the 735 is both bluetooth and requires your smartphone.

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    • The Burn
      The Burn commented
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      Wartface - bluetooth isn't the most consistent over distance. It can be good for shortrange things like earphones and hands free cellphones, but not much more. Newer bluetooth claims up to 100 feet, I think, but I've not known anybody with that experience. That's why a wi-fi connection is preferred
      Last edited by The Burn; June 30, 2015, 09:20 PM. Reason: {Forgot the Maverick was RF - don't like it much either}

    • Drbearsec
      Drbearsec commented
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      What do you use Burn?

    • The Burn
      The Burn commented
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      Drbearsec - I use 2 Mavericks, which work fine to my patio or living room, but I couldn't use them overnight because the signal drops out in the bedroom. I'm still hoping someone will tell me that the 735 has stronger bluetooth or that a good wi-fi solution will appear.
  • DWCowles
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    • Jul 2014
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    • 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.

    #4
    Funny that this subject came up bc I just order the ET-735 yesterday.

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    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      DWCowles. I've had mine for about a month. You'll love it. Did you order the extra 2 probes?

    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      Wartface Yes I did. I will be using it on the two PBs and a Wagyu brisket cook this weekend.
      Last edited by DWCowles; June 30, 2015, 11:44 PM.
  • Huskee
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    • May 2014
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    #5
    The standard RF of the 732s states 300' (100yds) reception. I get a good 70yds in my yard when I put the receiver(s) in a tree when I'm out mowing. I'm not at all interested in Bluetooth for my circumstances. Wifi, absolutely it it were available.

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    • David Parrish
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      #6
      Originally posted by Huskee View Post
      The standard RF of the 732s states 300' (100yds) reception. I get a good 70yds in my yard when I put the receiver(s) in a tree when I'm out mowing. I'm not at all interested in Bluetooth for my circumstances. Wifi, absolutely it it were available.

      It's a shame they hamstrung the ET-735 with bluetooth. Wif or RF capability and a program to record temps over time would have made it a very desirable product. As it is now my ET-735 is collecting dust and I keep reaching for my trusty ET-732s.

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      • Huskee
        Administrator
        • May 2014
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        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • 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
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #7
        Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post


        It's a shame they hamstrung the ET-735 with bluetooth. Wif or RF capability and a program to record temps over time would have made it a very desirable product. As it is now my ET-735 is collecting dust and I keep reaching for my trusty ET-732s.
        Agreed. I actually emailed Maverick a while back explaining us bbq folk need a 732 & 735 hybrid with either the RF or preferably Wi-Fi so it'd be compatible with apps, phones, tracking and so on. They said they'll put it in their box for consideration. I hope it's true. 736 would be nice, 4 waterproof probes and Wi-Fi...but option for its own receiver like 732.

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        • The Burn
          The Burn commented
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          And a bottle opener :-)

        • David Parrish
          David Parrish commented
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          The Burn I believe that as your, "There, Fixed it!" moment. Now we need Jon Solberg to stop by with an appropriate GIF.
      • Dr ROK
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        #8
        Don't have any experience with this, but I was surfing the web and found this tonight. Sounds like they also have waterproof probes. Kinda pricey, but maybe it's worth it if they last and are accurate.http://www.tappecue.com

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        • Breadhead
          Banned Former Member
          • Jul 2014
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          #9
          Hmmm... I'm close to computer illiterate. Maybe that's a good thing because I love what the ET 735 has been doing for me the last month. The saying ignorance is bliss... Just might be true.

          Blue tooth is better than no tooth! My DigiQ Dx2 does a good job but I have to go out to the smoker to observe what it is doing. Now that I have the 735 I put one probe right next to DigiQ pit probe and just track that from my family room.

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          • Drbearsec
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            • Jan 2015
            • 143
            • Chicago Burbs

            #10
            Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post


            It's a shame they hamstrung the ET-735 with bluetooth. Wif or RF capability and a program to record temps over time would have made it a very desirable product. As it is now my ET-735 is collecting dust and I keep reaching for my trusty ET-732s.


            Yep... I would love the Wifi or RF like on the 732 or 733 but also be able to collect data...

            Ideally, a wifi enabled system that can I can receive on my iphone and get alerts on if I hit threshholds and the ability to record my temps

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            • Letmebefrank
              Letmebefrank commented
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              That is exactly what Tappecue does, and it also has a graphing feature which is useful, but like you point out below, it does need to be plugged in.
          • Drbearsec
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            • Jan 2015
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            #11
            Interesting... just not sure I want to be tied to electricity...

            Originally posted by Dr ROK View Post
            Don't have any experience with this, but I was surfing the web and found this tonight. Sounds like they also have waterproof probes. Kinda pricey, but maybe it's worth it if they last and are accurate.http://www.tappecue.com

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            • Letmebefrank
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              #12
              Tappecue does have four probes and it works well. The cons are that it needs to be plugged in and requires WiFi to work. Not an issue for me the way my cooking area is set up, but it could be.

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              • Drbearsec
                Drbearsec commented
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                So close... the electricity part worries me...

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