Foiling the thermometer.

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by old poi dog, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What is the reason people foil the length of wire from the meat probe to the sending unit of the meat thermometer? [​IMG] Thanks in advance.
  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Easier to clean and some folks say it will extend the life of your probe by quite a large percentage.
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ^^^what he said^^^

    keeps all the gunk off the braided wire. I still don't do it, but I probably should.
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I put it on the probe wire where my lid comes down on the offset. I think it helps to keep the wire from getting kinked. That's the only place I use it.
  5. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for asking poidog...I've been wondering myself, but didn't have a clue. Thought maybe it was to protect the cable going through the vent.
  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Its to keep the high temps of your smoker from deteriorating the plastic sheathing of the wire, thus it will not become brittle and break. Plus it keeps the gunk,(drippings, juices, creosote ect) off the wire. And although I have not thought of it, pignit has a good idea as well. Wrap the wire where it exits the door on your smoker to prevent if from getting pinched.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks too. I didn't have a clue myself about the foil but now I do and maybe I to will foil but pobably not. But I know why now.
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't don't foil the leads, no troubles yet.

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