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Thermistor sleeve material - Polder goes to 600F
You folks may or may not remember, I put a message up on the board about a week ago regarding the usefulness of ceramic thermistor sheathing on Polder or Maverick probes. I went ahead and bought ten feet of this stuff. It's rated at some ungodly temperature like 1200C or something like that.[p]I enclosed a Polder probe with this material this evening. After one hour in my Kamado at between 600 and 650 the Polder probe seems unaffected! I've checked the probe in the house with my hot water from the tap, and room temp, and they both register correctly using this probe. Compare this with a Polder probe that I tried to check a steak with last week: after ten minutes at around 380, it doesn't work at all anymore. [p]If any of you are interested, here's the info:[p]http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=XC_XC4_SLEEVING[p]NOTE: The product info I got with this stuff warns of some nasty byproducts that boil off while the material is breaking in. I put the material I got on the grill at 600 for about an hour before I used it. I _think_ this should be sufficient to drive off any nasty chemicals that will be released at cooking temps, but YMMV.[p]grant