Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer

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2011/03/21 19:33:33 (permalink)

Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer

I've been on a quest to find a GOOD BBQ thermometer that is completely wireless so I can use it on my meat that put on a Rotisserie. One that goes round & round with the meat and does not require a wire to the unit. Obviously it transmits a signal to a reciever outside the grill. This may be one source. Does anyone have any experience with wireless thermometers?
http://www.amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_guide/thermometer_buying_guide.html
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/21 20:08:22 (permalink)
    Foodbme,
    This is a subject that's drven me crazy. I do a lot of cooking with the rotisserie on my grill and looked for exactly what you want. I never found it. I bought this a few weeks ago:
     

     
    but I still haven't opened it because it won't do the rotisserie. Good luck on the hunt-----I'll wait to open this until I see if you had any better luck than I did! 
    Ed
     
     
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/22 04:56:42 (permalink)
    EdSails

    Foodbme,
    This is a subject that's drven me crazy. I do a lot of cooking with the rotisserie on my grill and looked for exactly what you want. I never found it. I bought this a few weeks ago:



    but I still haven't opened it because it won't do the rotisserie. Good luck on the hunt-----I'll wait to open this until I see if you had any better luck than I did! 
    Ed

    ED!
    I think I found one!
    http://www.partshelf.com/maverick-et-75.html
    Also Googled "Maverick ET-75 Remote Wireless Rotisserie & BBQ Thermometer" and they sell it on Amazon.com
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/03/22 05:05:35
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/22 05:54:20 (permalink)
    Recipes & Cooking Techniques
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/22 20:20:16 (permalink)
    Thanks, foodbme, 
    I had been thinking of trying to do that with this one, since I have a collar where the spit rests and then maybe tape the transmitter to the handle, but this seems like the exact solution without me needing to cut a slit in the existing collar. Think I'm gonna order one!
    Ed
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/29 19:15:22 (permalink)
    OK, here it is. I got it from Newegg.com for $36.99. Shipped the same day I ordered it. Set up and ready to go----I think I'm going to try it with Cornish Game Hens tomorrow. Otherwise, I'll pick up a pork roast and report back on how it does.
     

     
     

     
     

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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/29 19:24:41 (permalink)
    Okay.... does that thing rotate with the rotisserie?
     
    I use a NU-Temp
     
    They also work great for reading the outside air temperature when inside.
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/29 20:21:01 (permalink)
    Yes, that is the idea. Only one I've seen that actually does. 
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/30 01:34:48 (permalink)
    EdSails

    Yes, that is the idea. Only one I've seen that actually does. 


    EdSails,
    THANX! for the pictures! My order goes in tomorrow!
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/30 01:48:16 (permalink)
    Kewl....we'll compare notes!
     
    http://www.newegg.com/Pro...p;Tpk=Maverick%20ET-75
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/30 13:03:05 (permalink)
    Very cool to know that about the Rotisserie thermometer.
    Thanks!
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/30 15:18:16 (permalink)
    Discuss ribs, brisket, pulled pork, smoked meat and other BBQ you’ve encountered during your search for Roadfood BBQ.
     
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/31 01:31:38 (permalink)
    Well, I did smoke my first pastrami on Sunday!
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/31 16:14:17 (permalink)
    EdSails Well, I did smoke my first pastrami on Sunday!

    Which end do you light?
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/03/31 17:33:41 (permalink)
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    EdSails Well, I did smoke my first pastrami on Sunday!

    Which end do you light?

    It was a point cut----so I guess you light the pointy end!
     

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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/01 01:21:20 (permalink)
    Ok, I figured I might as well do a whole thread on tonight's attempt with the new thermometer.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/F...499&mpage=1#643499
     
    Next thing I try will be on Sunday, when I'm going to do a good-sized roast for some family and friends on the rotisserie. That's what I really bought this thermometer--to be more accurate on large cuts of meat----so it will be interesting to see how it does with something in the 4 to 6 pound range.
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/04 19:02:12 (permalink)
    OK, so here are the results of the roast test.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/F...-and-pics-m643618.aspx
     
    I am going to not make comments about the thermometer yet, until I receive a new one from the manufacturer. After several phone calls it has been returned for replacement at MY expense.  I will report back after that.
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/05 10:40:02 (permalink)
    Oh man, I've been looking for a good bbq thermometer too, almost too many to choose from in this thread. :)
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/05 15:41:30 (permalink)
    EdSails

    OK, so here are the results of the roast test.

    http://www.roadfood.com/F...-and-pics-m643618.aspx

    I am going to not make comments about the thermometer yet, until I receive a new one from the manufacturer. After several phone calls it has been returned for replacement at MY expense.  I will report back after that.

    I've been thinking about your problem and here's 2 possibilities to answer the question:
    1. The probe could have been in a section of fat, or,
    2. The probe could have been touching a bone.
    If a thermometer is not exclusively in meat, it will give you a false reading.

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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/05 16:39:32 (permalink)
    I was quite careful about where I inserted it so I don't think that was the problem. It was as far away from everything as I could get it. In the first photo, that's only the tied-on fat cap that was hanging over the end.
     
    When I spoke with the mfr. he said it should update constantly, which is what it was not doing. 
    In the second photo, you get a better idea of where it was. I pushed it in pretty straight so it shouldn't have touched anything. 
     

    My only question, which maybe someone could answer, is this----should the probe have been further out towards the edge of the meat? I thought it should be close to the center to ensure cooking all the way in, but I am open to advice. I was afraid that if I had it too close to the edge of the meat that it would show cooked while the center was still raw. What do you think?
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/09 23:54:34 (permalink)
    I know it isn't wireless but my thermopen is worth it's weight in gold.
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/16 14:54:10 (permalink)
    OK, got a replacement thermometer from the company, so I will try it again. Made my rub already for the tri-tip. We'll see how the Maverick works this time! I've never tried tri-tip using the rotisserie but this should be an interesting experiment.
     
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/17 18:27:12 (permalink)
    Update: the jury's still out. I had never tried a tri-tip with a thermometer and on a rotisserie and it was not the riight the thing to throw on a spit so I finished cooking it on the grill the way I usually do. This week I'll pick up something else and try it. So far though, when I did try it on the tri-tip it seemed to go up in smaller increments so I have high hopes this time. 
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    Re:Quest to find a GOOD BBQ Thermometer 2011/04/25 13:12:54 (permalink)
    Last update: Well, nothing like holiday sale ads. I bought a bone-in-ribeye roast this weekend. Did it much more basic than the last time, just a Penzey's English Prime Rib Rub this time. I did smoke it over hickory for a half hour before I turned the rotisserie on. I set the thermometer to 130 degrees. This time is seemed to go up in 1 and 2 degree increments, which is just what I expected and hoped for. When it hit 130, I pulled it. After resting for a half hour, it was a PERFECT medium rare. The thermometer seems to work fine and definitely works well on the rotisserie. I'm happy and would recommend it. 
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