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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Between the base and lid works great. No need to use the top vent. :thumbup:
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:06 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I was worried the weight of the lid would somehow compromise the probe wire.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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I have had no problems with crimping on the wires running between dome and base. You're going to love your Egg!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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'Tween the base and the lid.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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Just run mine between the lid and base too. Never had a problem.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Base and lid with my Maverick.
Never had a problem.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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Between the base & lid, same way as Eggzlot mentioned, over a plate setter leg.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #10
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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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