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Probe placement question

So I have my new Maverick ET-732 on the way and I had a question arrise. I know that the probe needs to be over one of the plate setter legs but does it just rest on the grate? Shoulde I get a little holder thing or something so that it is just hanging out in the air somehow? As far as wrapping the probe is concerned do I need to wrap the entire wire in aluminum foil or just where the probe needle attaches to the probe wire? Thanks in advance.


  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 865
    It comes with a holder, though you might lose it. You can stick the probe through a potato or rest on a ball of HDAF. I encase the wire in foil the entire length it's in the egg (and my food probe still failed after about 8 months of use). 
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    it should have come with a clip that goes beween the "lines" of the cooking grate to hold the pit probe in place. I don't wrap with foil at all so no help there.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,214
    Here is a photo of the clip and pit probe mounted on the cooking grid.
    This set-up has the setter mounted on the CI grid, SS grid on the setter, will low and slow the steaks, then remove SS grid and setter to sear on the CI grid. 
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    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • rholtrholt Posts: 375
    Thanks all. That pic is really helpful as well.
  • you could also get you a probe tree such as this. works great!
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    Brandon, MS
  • rholtrholt Posts: 375
    Where did you get that probe tree from?
  • you can get it from

    Brandon, MS
  • rholtrholt Posts: 375
    Thanks a bunch.
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