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  1. #1
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    Default Placing a Maverick Temp Probe on Grate

    How do I place a Maverick temperature probe on my cooking surface?? I have a Oregon S. #129 that I use for my internal meat temp and need to be able to monitor the inside drum temp from my easy chair where my laptop is in front of the 55" HDTV and very close to the frig (BEER is there). I see no reason to get separated from the frig by making unnecessary trips to check the drum temp. Your input please.
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    Do you think the Maverick will stay connected?

    The last thing I knew, the ET-73 had a clip that stuck in the space between the grates.

    Is it a long pointed probe? If so, poke it through a potato and leave the end stick out so that it doesn't contact the metal.

    Some folks take a cube of wood and drill the appropriate size hole in the middle, then stick the probe through it.

    Bottom line is to not let the sensing end of the probe lay on the metal of the grate as you want to measure the temp of the air and not the metal.

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    I knew that you would know. Never thought of a small potato. I kind of figured that drilling a block of wood would be good but did not know where the actual measurement was ( tip or close to tip) THANKS
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    Should be in the last 1/4" of the tip, but I would stay back a little farther

    Something else you can do is to crimp down the collar on a non insulated alligator clip so that the probe fits tightly in where you would pu the wire ( if you were making an electrical connection), the tip would them point toward the mouth of the clip and on the inside of it. You could then clip the alligator clip to the grate and that would keep the tip of the probe off the grate.

    As to the block of wood, a two inch cube is plenty to keep the probe up, but as opposed to the tater, the taters are a lot more tender as a snack.

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    Ya got tin foil don't ya? Also, put it at the middle of the meat height. If ya want to get super specificaladocious.

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    Tater or a hunk of wood here...whichever is closest....
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    I use a potato ..........
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    All these folks have learned the way of my thermomotater.

    It works well and then offers a good snack. the tool that just keeps giving.

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    I started out using a tater and still do if I have fresh reds(mmm) but I needed something more permanent so I took a 4" section of broomhandle and drilled it to accept the probe. It snuggles between the bars on the grill and stays put. Handy for the big loads!! LOL

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    You can also use a cork.
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