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jeffbokc 11-17-2012 10:05 AM

Temperature probes in BGE?
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?

fingerlickin' 11-17-2012 10:13 AM

Between the base and lid works great. No need to use the top vent. :thumbup:

eggzlot 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.

jeffbokc 11-17-2012 03:52 PM

Thanks for the input. I was worried the weight of the lid would somehow compromise the probe wire.

Buckeye Bob 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!

shirknwrk 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.

kennyd0118 11-17-2012 09:35 PM

Base and lid with my Maverick.
Never had a problem.

R2Egg2Q 11-17-2012 09:39 PM

Between the base & lid, same way as Eggzlot mentioned, over a plate setter leg.

Midnight Smoke 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.

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