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Greenhorn from northern IL

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Thread Starter 
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
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welcome to SMF greenhorn.

Im in Illinois as well.
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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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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #6 of 14
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.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Thread Starter 

Thank you

Thanks for the warm welcome, and thanks for the info
post #9 of 14
Welcome to SMf from another Illinoisan, where in IL are you located.
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Welcome aboard.You are gonna like it here.icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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First off welcome Greenhorn to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
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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.
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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