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Blackhawkbrew 03-06-2010 10:39 PM

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I just stumbled onto this thread and was pleased to read that you can "revitalize" the probes by baking them. This is the kind of probe I have. It has a little plastic piece covering about 2 or 3 inches of the braided wire attached to the probe. I don't think I can put this part into the oven at 350 degrees. Should I try and cut it off and then put it in the oven?


Sbarnard80 01-01-2014 09:10 PM

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Just went to home depot and got some tubing and 2 sizes of o-rings. They actually had a pretty big selection of these. Should be clear in the pictures the exact sizes I got. They work perfectly with the probe I have which is from a maverick wireless thermometer - the same one I use for smoking.

In the long run, maybe mine are snug enough but the tubing easily fit over the probe and since I was using the straight BBQ probe, I just pushed it through the 18 inches or so of tubing - no lube needed. I slid the tubing further down the braid so the connection to the probe would not get wet and put that end of the tube in some hot water for a minute. Pulled it out and dried it quickly with a paper towel and I was able to get it to stretch over the orings which go snugly around the probe. The ballpoint pen trick someone earlier mentioned helped push the orings in place while I pushed the tubing over them. Only took a couple of minutes - BTW, I put 2 orings under the tubing as a precaution. I didnt think the small orings would then stretch enough to safely secure the outside, so you can see in the pictures that I got a larger pack for the outside. Again 2, 1 after and 1 before.

I dunked the whole thing in some hot water for 30 minutes an no leak. We'll see it works during brew time but I'm optimistic I have a workable solution for my setup. I think I only spent about $7 for the orings and tubing.


Sbarnard80 01-01-2014 09:10 PM

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Just went to home depot and got some tubing and 2 sizes of o-rings. They actually had a pretty big selection of these. Should be clear in the pictures the exact sizes I got. They work perfectly with the probe I have which is from a maverick wireless thermometer - the same one I use for smoking.

In the long run, maybe mine are snug enough but the tubing easily fit over the probe and since I was using the straight BBQ probe, I just pushed it through the 18 inches or so of tubing - no lube needed. I slid the tubing further down the braid so the connection to the probe would not get wet and put that end of the tube in some hot water for a minute. Pulled it out and dried it quickly with a paper towel and I was able to get it to stretch over the orings which go snugly around the probe. The ballpoint pen trick someone earlier mentioned helped push the orings in place while I pushed the tubing over them. Only took a couple of minutes - BTW, I put 2 orings under the tubing as a precaution. I didnt think the small orings would then stretch enough to safely secure the outside, so you can see in the pictures that I got a larger pack for the outside. Again 2, 1 after and 1 before.

I dunked the whole thing in some hot water for 30 minutes an no leak. We'll see it works during brew time but I'm optimistic I have a workable solution for my setup. I think I only spent about $7 for the orings and tubing.



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