Greenhorn from northern IL

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by northern greenhorn, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm new to the life of smoking food, I've been reading Jeffs course, but I have a question. I have a digital thermometer that has a silicone insulated wire, is this safe for using in the smoker or do I need to find one that has a metal braided covered wire? I just bought my smoker from the bass pro shop, it's a propane vertical smoker the Landmann smokey mountain 2 drawer model. If I do need a different thermometer which one is highly recommended? Thanks
     
  2. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF greenhorn.

    Im in Illinois as well.
     
  3. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the SMF, I use the taylor didis and have not had any problems with the silicon coated probe other than it gets cut easier than a steel braided probe but the steel braided can kink and get weird so its a double edged sword.
     
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  5. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

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  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. You should be ok with that type of probe cable. I have both types, and I find no difference in thier care or durability. It's all good my friend.
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome, and thanks for the info
     
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMf from another Illinoisan, where in IL are you located.
     
  10. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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  11. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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  13. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Greenhorn. My themo's all have the covered wire & one of them tweaked because I was closing my lid on top of it. I was not happy. There was no damage done but I would rather have them in "Great" shape than "Ok" shape. I ordered two more & my collection stands at 4. None of them are plastic. I have found a hole to stick my probes through, so no more tweaking, if you will. I see it this way, if it breaks, time to upgrade. Spare thermo's are a great thing to have around. Enjoy the forum. You are in the best hands possible with these guys.
     
  14. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
     

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