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Water in the thermo

Got a new thermometer. First cook was ribs on the Fourth of July. Rain shower in the middle of the cook left water inside the thermometer. I have left the thermometer in a plastic bag with rice to try to dry it out. It still has some moisture inside. Any suggestions on how to get it dried out?
South Florida - LBGE
In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
 
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,328
    It happens.  Drill a pin hole at the bottom (6 o'clock) position should do the trick.  
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,251
    It happens.  Drill a pin hole at the bottom (6 o'clock) position should do the trick.  
    I agree and once the water is out let it bake in the sun for a few hours and then put a dab of clear silicone in that hole to block it.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,132
    edited July 2014
    RRP said:



    It happens.  Drill a pin hole at the bottom (6 o'clock) position should do the trick.  

    I agree and once the water is out let it bake in the sun for a few hours and then put a dab of clear silicone in that hole to block it.



    But then the next time it rains, it'll just fill up again. Leave the hole open so the water can evaporate.

    Or do what I did... Drop it on the pavement and break the glass. Haven't used it since I pulled the broken shards out. Dunno if rain will affect it or not. Or how long it will be before i bump the needle and ruin it. But I DO know it won't steam up on me. LOL
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • boochsr71boochsr71 Posts: 266
    I dropped mine before my first cook and cracked the glass... I check the calibrate every few cooks and it is working good

    Booch- from Medina, Ohio

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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 428
    The old one has a haze on the inside of the glass - maybe I'll remove the glass from that one to use for the rainy season. Save the new one for the dry season.
    South Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
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