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New Maverick

otterotter Posts: 170
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Finally got one! Have not used it yet. Question: How do you run your probe wires, between top and bottom across the gasket, or fish it out the top daisy wheel?
Pure Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE

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  • Across the gasket.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Across the gasket.
    What gasket?  Anyway, across the open dome, trying to avoid direct heat as much as possible.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,468
    Play with it. Just had an overnight fail by not setting the low pit temp alarm correctly.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    I always run it across the gasket, and when using platesetter I run it in so that it is shielded from direct heat by one of the legs of the platesetter.
  • henapple said:
    Play with it. Just had an overnight fail by not setting the low pit temp alarm correctly.
    Although playing with it is always fun, I prefer to advise learn how to use it. It is all a learning curve, I did the same thing as @henapple

    FxLynch said:
    I always run it across the gasket, and when using platesetter I run it in so that it is shielded from direct heat by one of the legs of the platesetter.
    This is the second rule, make sure the probe and lead have as little exposure as possible to direct burning lump. 

    The third rule is through the gasket. set it and forget it (sounds like a Ronco commercial)
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518

    I wrap the leads in al foil. Keeps it clean as well. I take it out over the gasket and set the base on the composite mate.

    Make sure you double check your hi and lo settings, pair it and good to go. Hope you got the 732.

    Very useful tool.

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  • Also be sure to turn on the alarm after limits are set.  You can sleep all night with a dead fire and not know it til morning.  Please don't ask how I know about this.
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,468
    If you wrap a butt do you still keep the probe in?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • By wrap, assume you mean in foil to Texas Crutch it. You want to stop when temp is 190-200 so yes, leave the probe in, wrap around it. I've only seen this at BBQ shows and cook offs, I've never used it. A BBQ guru told a group of us gathered at his smoker to be careful when you stop the crutch, the meat will cool quickly as the moisture evaporates when you open the foil, so I suggest you unwrap to get rid of the juice and rewrap (FTC) or pull and serve quickly. 
    If you meant to FTC it, no, it is done so no probe needed. 
    Some of the experts here will have some better info. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,468
    I didn't mean play with it. Just try different temps with the alarm before you do a night cook so you're sure it's set right.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapple said:
    I didn't mean play with it. Just try different temps with the alarm before you do a night cook so you're sure it's set right.
    Good idea, for us old folks, the little "alarm is on" indicator is hard as hell to see.....
    Another thing is to set the low and high thresholds, IMHO at least 50 degrees from target. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Hey

    Wrap the probes in as much foil as you can through where it connects the probe to the wire. Mine just got caught in the rain and even with foil one probe is shot.

    Foil helps protect against heat and water is my point lol. I'm drinking tonight gang apologies for being belligerent.

    8-D
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


  • otterotter Posts: 170
    Thanks,
    I see in some pics that some folks have tin foiled the probe wires. 
    Is this just to keep them clean or for heat?
    Pure Michigan
    Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE
  • Hey Wrap the probes in as much foil as you can through where it connects the probe to the wire. Mine just got caught in the rain and even with foil one probe is shot. Foil helps protect against heat and water is my point lol. I'm drinking tonight gang apologies for being belligerent. 8-D
    Interesting, and I agree with apologetic @MaskedMarvel. The first butt I did with the Mav, target temp 275, low BBQ alarm 250, high BBQ alarm 300 my alarm would go off and the grid temp was reading 390. The probe was in error. It settled itself out. Did it again, two or three times. On the next cook, I had foil wrapped the grid probe - same set up, no issues. I can only assume that steam from the drip pan was rising and getting into the probe cable connection. Wrap and be sure.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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