Originally Posted by Rhaugle
What kind of tape hold up in a smoker? I've seen foil tape and I think I've even seen really thinn stainless steel tape. Do you use one of these? Also, Do you put your meat on this rack? Or a rack below this one so that the tips of the probes would be even with the top of the meat?
If I'm only using one rack, it will be the one that the probe sticks through, so the tip of the probe is about 2" to 3" below the meat, and not touching the metal rack too close to the tip of the probe. This is plenty close, because I don't want the cold meat to effect my Therms.
I use colored electrical tape, but I tape the probe cables on the "Outside" of the top of the smoker (See Pic Below)---Not the inside Ceiling of the smoker.
The tape didn't stick as good on my old "Black" MES 30, but really sticks Great to the SS top of my MES 40.
2 Probe cables under one piece of Yellow tape. Two other reserve pieces of tape stuck to top.
Maverick units laying on far side (cooler side) of top: