I probe through the foil, too. I take the tip of my Themapen and make a small hole, and then slid the probe in. I started doing it this way after my wife found a small sliver of foil embedded in a slice of brisket as we were getting out box ready at a competition. Apparently the probe tip pushed it into the meat. If she hadn't seen it, and the judges had, we would have been DQ'd, and that day we took first place in brisket with a perfect 180!
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."
The Naked Fatty!
FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser and a pickle
Remembering a friend