Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Hi I'm fairly new to this group but I've messed up a fair amount of beef on
my offset in past. I needed a new thermometer and was looking at Lowes
home improvement online and ran across a neat little talking thermometer
with remote capabilities, it ran just under $30 usd. It's an Oregon
scientific AW131. Tried it this weekend and I had a problem getting the
sensor and reciever to talk to one another but once they did it worked
pretty well. I could keep an eye on my temperature and the football game
without leaving easy chair.While I'm not sure I'll use the programmed
settings too much it did serve as an alert when fire got too hot... be
nice they had one that alerted when temp dropped as well. I was just
impressed with it over all and I thought I'd pass the info along.

a link to Oregon Scientific with some specs outlined.

http://oregonscientific.factoryoutle...3-3986/Oregon-
Scientific-Thermometers-AW131.html

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charlyhorse wrote:
Hi I'm fairly new to this group but I've messed up a fair amount of beef on
my offset in past. I needed a new thermometer and was looking at Lowes
home improvement online and ran across a neat little talking thermometer
with remote capabilities, it ran just under $30 usd. It's an Oregon
scientific AW131. Tried it this weekend and I had a problem getting the
sensor and reciever to talk to one another but once they did it worked
pretty well. I could keep an eye on my temperature and the football game
without leaving easy chair.While I'm not sure I'll use the programmed
settings too much it did serve as an alert when fire got too hot... be
nice they had one that alerted when temp dropped as well. I was just
impressed with it over all and I thought I'd pass the info along.

a link to Oregon Scientific with some specs outlined.

http://oregonscientific.factoryoutle...3-3986/Oregon-
Scientific-Thermometers-AW131.html


The Maverick is a dual temp thermometer that will watch the food and the
smoker. I have used mine at 75' though a concrete block wall with great
results. It won't talk to you but it has alarms you set for minimum and
maximum smoker temp as well as maximum (finished) food temp. It's great
for the overnight cooks.

BTW- On the Maverick to sync the receiver and transmitter you only have
to turn them both on at about the same time. It's very simple.

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-RediC.../dp/B0000DIU49

Dan
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charlyhorse wrote:
Hi I'm fairly new to this group but I've messed up a fair amount of
beef on my offset in past. I needed a new thermometer and was looking
at Lowes home improvement online and ran across a neat little
talking thermometer with remote capabilities, it ran just under $30
usd. It's an Oregon scientific AW131. Tried it this weekend and I
had a problem getting the sensor and reciever to talk to one another
but once they did it worked pretty well. I could keep an eye on my
temperature and the football game without leaving easy chair.While
I'm not sure I'll use the programmed settings too much it did serve
as an alert when fire got too hot... be nice they had one that
alerted when temp dropped as well. I was just impressed with it
over all and I thought I'd pass the info along.

a link to Oregon Scientific with some specs outlined.

http://oregonscientific.factoryoutle...793-3986/Orego
n- Scientific-Thermometers-AW131.html


The Maverick is a dual temp thermometer that will watch the food and
the smoker. I have used mine at 75' though a concrete block wall with
great results. It won't talk to you but it has alarms you set for
minimum and maximum smoker temp as well as maximum (finished) food
temp. It's great for the overnight cooks.

BTW- On the Maverick to sync the receiver and transmitter you only
have to turn them both on at about the same time. It's very simple.

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-RediC...hermometer/dp/
B0000DIU49

Dan


Well dang... Wish I'd shopped a lil farther But I suppose this one
will do me. as to the sync it should have worked the same way on
this unit but I had to depress to press the reset a couple of times
since then it's not dropped out.
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Dan [email protected] wrote in
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charlyhorse wrote:
Hi I'm fairly new to this group but I've messed up a fair amount of
beef on my offset in past. I needed a new thermometer and was looking
at Lowes home improvement online and ran across a neat little
talking thermometer with remote capabilities, it ran just under $30
usd. It's an Oregon scientific AW131. Tried it this weekend and I
had a problem getting the sensor and reciever to talk to one another
but once they did it worked pretty well. I could keep an eye on my
temperature and the football game without leaving easy chair.While
I'm not sure I'll use the programmed settings too much it did serve
as an alert when fire got too hot... be nice they had one that
alerted when temp dropped as well. I was just impressed with it
over all and I thought I'd pass the info along.

a link to Oregon Scientific with some specs outlined.

http://oregonscientific.factoryoutle...793-3986/Orego
n- Scientific-Thermometers-AW131.html


The Maverick is a dual temp thermometer that will watch the food and
the smoker. I have used mine at 75' though a concrete block wall with
great results. It won't talk to you but it has alarms you set for
minimum and maximum smoker temp as well as maximum (finished) food
temp. It's great for the overnight cooks.

BTW- On the Maverick to sync the receiver and transmitter you only
have to turn them both on at about the same time. It's very simple.

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-RediC...hermometer/dp/
B0000DIU49

Dan


Well dang... Wish I'd shopped a lil farther But I suppose this one
will do me. as to the sync it should have worked the same way on
this unit but I had to depress to press the reset a couple of times
since then it's not dropped out.


I too have the Maverick ET-73 and love it. Great unit.

As far as getting them to sync, I've found that I MUST turn on the receiving
unit first, and then the transmitter unit second, if powered up in this
order, they sync just fine. I've found that if I forget and happen to turn
on the transmitter first, then they don't seem to sync up. Try powering up
the receiving unit first and see if that helps the units sync up quicker.

I consider my ET-73 a "must have" accessory.


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When i was installing the controls for my Bradley, I decided to wire in
a wall wart and take batteries out of the equation for my probe
thermometer. As the king of mixed metaphors would say, "You don't need
to be a rocket surgeon" to do it. Just find a wall wart of the right DC
voltage and solder the leads to the battery clips.

Nonny

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