I have a new Big Green Egg which I will use for my Thanksgiving turkey. I also have a remote thermometer that I'll use. Where to people route the temperature probes for BGS's or similar cookers? I was planning to just string the wire between the base and lid, then I saw a video where someone strung the probe through the top vent. What is everyone's preference and experience?
11-17-2012 10:13 AM
Between the base and lid works great. No need to use the top vent. :thumbup:
11-17-2012 02:06 PM
same deal here - thru base/dome on the felt.
I used to run it through the top daisy wheel, but even a 6' probe, it would barely fit, would have to get a high side table to place the thermometer on to create some slack, etc
So now I just go under lid/on top of base, no worries.
If you are using a platesetter - run the probe wire over the "leg" and out the smoker so to speak - helps shield the wire probe from direct heat.
11-17-2012 03:52 PM
Thanks for the input. I was worried the weight of the lid would somehow compromise the probe wire.
11-17-2012 04:18 PM
I have had no problems with crimping on the wires running between dome and base. You're going to love your Egg!
11-17-2012 06:49 PM
'Tween the base and the lid.
Gnaws on Pigs
11-17-2012 08:14 PM
Just run mine between the lid and base too. Never had a problem.
11-17-2012 09:35 PM
Base and lid with my Maverick.
Never had a problem.
11-17-2012 09:39 PM
Between the base & lid, same way as Eggzlot mentioned, over a plate setter leg.
11-17-2012 10:05 PM
When I used one I went between the Dome and Base. I also wrapped the wires over the coals in Aluminum foil to protect them.