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Fried a digital probe thermometer?

HairyGilmerHairyGilmer Posts: 16
edited 5:16AM in EggHead Forum
I just stuck a Taylor digital probe thermometer into a turkey on BGE (temp was 350 ish)

I closed the lid on the wires (is this ok?) and 10 minutes later the alrms was screaming--no way at that temp.

I changed the battery but is stuck (in the air!) at 181 plus!

Wonder if it got too hot --is it hard to use those in BGE?

It appears fried


  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Probes are a high failure item. Yes closing the lid is just fine. Oh well...
  • they are easy to go through....wrap the lead in foil before you cook and it should work...closing the egg on them is just fine
  • It is gone--unless my fridge is now 185 degrees!--wrap the lead? you mean the wire or just the metal insert to meat part? above the meat or?

    I'm not sure whatcha mean ?
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Wrap all of the wire that will be in the EGG.
    Most remote thermo companies sell replacement probes :)
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