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Where do you stick your probe?

edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
Doing a couple low and slow shoulders today...monitorng remotely with the cyber q and the pit pal app (first time for the app, but I kind of like the tracking piece) Seeing some temp fluctuatons in the pit...got me thinking ... Where do you guys place your grate probe?
Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • I put mine on the spring clip that holds the dome thermometer ,it works good for me yeah it's not the temp of the grill it is the dome temp but I haven't had a problem on any of my cooks 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    I usually clip mine to the stem of the dome thermometer.
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • humm...interesting, I never thought about going up there...I always clip to the grate and try to go as close to the food as possible...do you guys come down thru the top vent then?
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    edited December 2013
    No I don't I run the wire out the side between the dome and base and I don't have any leakage the gasket forms around the wire and makes a good seal 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,456

    I clip mine about an inch away from the meat. Generallys more towards the back of the Egg than the front.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,400
    edited December 2013
    +1 for clipping to dome therm stem, it has a better chance of getting the 'average' temperature?  At grate level, especially when crowded or blocked by big hunks of meat, the probe could be in a hot path or dead pocket?
    canuckland
  • Clip to the grid, over a setter leg positioned at about 3 o'clock, run the cable out between the dome and base gaskets. To start a cook, dome is always higher by 30-50º, within 2-3 hours they are very close. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Where do you stick your probe?
    Doing a couple low and slow shoulders today...monitorng remotely with the cyber q and the pit pal app (first time for the app, but I kind of like the tracking piece) Seeing some temp fluctuatons in the pit...got me thinking ... Where do you guys place your grate probe?
    In the butt, of course!    \:D/

    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • 500500 Posts: 2,211
    I drop it down the daisy wheel hole and pull it out or slide it in until the temp matches closely to the temp of the Egg's dome thermometer.  I'm used to setting the Egg by the dome temp anyway, so I'm not concerned about the grate temp.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Same as Skiddymarker. Clipped to the grill, over a plate setter leg and running out between the cover and base (with a gasket).
    Madison, CT
    LBGE June 2013. 

  • Does it make a difference if you Clip it let's say at the 9, 6 or 3 o'clock position versus clipping it towards the back?
  • trout1trout1 Posts: 95
    What if you are using a round pizza stone on an ar, then where.  Also, do you wrap your wire with foil for protection?
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 420
    edited December 2013
    I asked the same thing from the guy that owns BBQGuru...
    1. @TheShaytoon Or I remove my dome therm and dangle the probe above the meat through the hole

    2. @TheShaytoon Heat tends to collect in the dome. I clip my pit probe to the bend of my meat probe. Keeps it close to meat but out of way

    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
    Dallas, TX

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,545
    I can sure tell you where I want to put it on VI =))
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • I used to put my great probe in many places and then I got married.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,567
    I used to put my great probe in many places and then I got married.
    Yes you did Fred... Yes you did.

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  • A vacuum cleaner? I think Wolowitz has a better idea.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • pkaboo1pkaboo1 Posts: 115

    Where do you stick your probe?

    None of your beez wax.

    Snellville,Ga.
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Mickey said:
    I can sure tell you where I want to put it on VI =))

    Haven't heard from him lately. I've missed his repartee!

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,658
    I think as long as you are over the plate setter you are good.  I mostly go by the dome, but monitor the grate inside to make sure I am stableimage
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    I refused to comment on this because I knew it'd get nasty. .. but the first sentence in @500 comment takes the cake.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I knew this one was gonna go south. I stayed out of it to take the high road. Just like I did on this one.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1160025/home-made-sausages#latest

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I find that it matters not so much where you stick your probe, but more that you pull it out in time.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,567

    I find that it matters not so much where you stick your probe, but more that you pull it out in time.

    Agreed. Bread on the egg is much better than a bun in the oven.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Well...

    I've got a huge butt
    Smoked nuts
    What can I stuff
    My beef is dry
    Can you separate a butt
    Huge breast
    How do you do your butt
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • anywhere wet and moist
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • It seems like such a personal question
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,669
    Too bad that this wasn't asked on a Friday night.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Where is my probe at?

    Did I leave it in the meat?

    I need some tissues.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • Bunch of pervs...
    "If you have the means, I highly recommend it." - Ferris Bueller
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