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Meat Thermometer ideas?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
When using a remote probe thermometer, can I leave the probe in my meat while it smokes in my wood smoker or will the lid crush the wire? My sister uses one on Thanksgiving on her turkey, but a smokers lid and an oven door are way different, right?

post #2 of 14


i use aluminum foil wrapped around my probe wire where it goes under the smoker lid.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Probe Wire

Does that protect the wire from heat and crushing by the lid?
post #4 of 14
I drilled a hole in the side of the smoker for the wire to run in. Maybe run it through a vent if possible
post #5 of 14
that's what i do..........
post #6 of 14
Yeah, I would drill a hole..
post #7 of 14
It would depend on how tightly your door closes. I would try a piece of insulated copper the same size first and see what happens to that. Still, drilling a hole would be the sure fire way to prevent an issue.
post #8 of 14
I have a GOSM and the door really doesn't shut tight tight it is still alittle room. I guess the door latch isn't tight so it has some jiggle room. But I would drill a hole in he side of your smoker like piney and the others said.
post #9 of 14
I drilled a hole in mine for the probe.
post #10 of 14
Yea drill a hole, or use a vent. Thats what I do when I use my little smoker.
post #11 of 14
I run mine thru the vent hole with good success
post #12 of 14
I also drilled a couple holes, but I tapped them and use a 1/4" plug in the hole when not in use.
post #13 of 14
this is what i do^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ works great.
post #14 of 14
I run my probes down through the vent on my MES, and I just let them get squeezed in the rubber seal of my fridge when using them in the fridge.
I also put my Maverick meat probe in a bottle of water in the fridge---IT DOESN"T HURT IT !
I think maybe the instructions mean don't soak the probe in water all the way to the wire.

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