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ET-73 + water = bad probe...

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Had the smoker probe to my maverick in a metal bowl in a metal can with the lid on sitting on the table on my covered patio. Whew... Seemed safe enough...
When I was setting up for my rib smoke today I opoened the can and Ill be darned if there wasnt water in the bowl. That aint good...

Well I plugged in the smoker probe and the temp immediately read 165...then 185...then continued to climb to 265. Crap! So I plugged the other probe in and it read 60...

Needless to say that another probe has been ordered and that one will stay in the house...probably...
post #2 of 7
Yep, common problem. You have to really watch how you handle the probes.
post #3 of 7
I have had the same problem with four probes of another brand.

The cure is to heat them in the kitchen oven at 250* for a few hours.
This will drive out the moisture inside the probe that is giving the error.
Be sure you leave the other end (with plastic) outside of the oven.

Worked great for me.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks Marv. Now that Ive ordered the new one...Ill try that and see if it helps. Got nothin to lose.
post #5 of 7
I don't mean to take this thread to a new direction, but would anyone know how to clean the tips of the probe? Mine has a lot of black (carbon?). Thanks all. :>)
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Dog, about all you can do is wipe them well with a wet (hot) rag. Some feel the need to sanitize with an alcohol rub. The smoke seasoning wont hurt a bit.
post #7 of 7
I clean mine with SOS pads...
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