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Finally a weekend with no rain

On my LBGE right now. Simple prep Mustard, Dizzy Pig Dizzy Dust and apple wood chip. Set Digi Q for 225 let it go.

XLBGE, LBGE 

Texarkana, TX

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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Congrats. We have been getting rain almost everyday here in Atlanta. Looks good!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • Recommend you consider wrapping a couple of layers of foil around you probe wires to protect them from the hot spots found inside your egg.  Very cheap investment.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Recommend you consider wrapping a couple of layers of foil around you probe wires to protect them from the hot spots found inside your egg.  Very cheap investment.
    I've seen a lot of folks using foil to 'protect' the probe.  Not sure I understand how it works.  If I wrap my finger in foil and hold it over a lit candle, not sure the foil will be much help.  Has anyone ever tried these?
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • @tjcoley

    this cracked me up! I assume the tin foil protects from a kind of direct heat, in the foil it would still be hot get hot but hot hot if that makes sense


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    XLBGE 
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 625
    edited February 2013
    Foil might help but I also make sure to run my leads with the plate setter legs so no direct heat. Thank  you for the advice.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,538
    Tjcoley said:



    Recommend you consider wrapping a couple of layers of foil around you probe wires to protect them from the hot spots found inside your egg.  Very cheap investment.

    I've seen a lot of folks using foil to 'protect' the probe.  Not sure I understand how it works.  If I wrap my finger in foil and hold it over a lit candle, not sure the foil will be much help.  Has anyone ever tried these?

    Foil reflects heat. Look at shock blankets or satellites. Shock blankets reflect body heat back onto the patient and the gold foil reflects heat from the sun. Just make sure it's shiny side out.
  • You might want to read the "fine print" on probe wire insulation.  Most are below 300 degrees.  Next time you are cooking indirect at say 300, stick your thernopen just inside on top of the gasket and see what it reads quickly, you better get it out fast not to ruin the thermopen.  The heat reflected directly exposed to the lump below is easily in excess of most probe's insulation ratings.  Bad enough to throw away $25 to $35 for the ne probe, but leaves you in the dark as fare as monitoring your cooks.  And i too, keep my probe wires over that area directly over the plate setter's leg, but they can slide one way or the other during opening and closing of the dome..

    PS: how did that "finger test" go ??? 

    ;;)
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 625
    Never heard of high temps damaging probes, but do to your insight I will error to the side of caution. Thank for sharing your knowledge. I love using the digiq and would like it to last. It cost a pretty penny.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422

    You might want to read the "fine print" on probe wire insulation.  Most are below 300 degrees.  Next time you are cooking indirect at say 300, stick your thernopen just inside on top of the gasket and see what it reads quickly, you better get it out fast not to ruin the thermopen.  The heat reflected directly exposed to the lump below is easily in excess of most probe's insulation ratings.  Bad enough to throw away $25 to $35 for the ne probe, but leaves you in the dark as fare as monitoring your cooks.  And i too, keep my probe wires over that area directly over the plate setter's leg, but they can slide one way or the other during opening and closing of the dome..

    PS: how did that "finger test" go ??? 

    ;;)

    You might want to read the "fine print" on probe wire insulation.  Most are below 300 degrees.  Next time you are cooking indirect at say 300, stick your thernopen just inside on top of the gasket and see what it reads quickly, you better get it out fast not to ruin the thermopen.  The heat reflected directly exposed to the lump below is easily in excess of most probe's insulation ratings.  Bad enough to throw away $25 to $35 for the ne probe, but leaves you in the dark as fare as monitoring your cooks.  And i too, keep my probe wires over that area directly over the plate setter's leg, but they can slide one way or the other during opening and closing of the dome..

    PS: how did that "finger test" go ??? 

    ;;)

    Foil deflected the heat for about a second. Finger now looks lie a piece of lump
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • I really should send for a backup set of probes as the ones i am using are over two years old.  I have burnt up two sets of probes from cheap food monitors in the past and one probe on my Digi.

    PS: Sorry about "the finger" ! 

    =P~
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,865
    Given I use foil to protect pieces/parts of a cook from getting too much heat and the cheap investment, I have always foiled the wires to my remotes.  Foil takes a whole lot longer to melt then the insulation on any wire lead :)   YMMV-
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,666
    Self protection on a high heat cook.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 625
    edited February 2013
    Does that get satellite too? Looks like a old school jiffy pop  =))

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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