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Old 04-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #21
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I went to Petsmart today to get a tube and try this, but I accidentally got the regular plastic instead of the silicone. Will it still be ok with the heat of a boil, or should I go exchange it?


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Old 04-26-2008, 04:09 PM   #22
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I don't think I'd trust the PVC hose. The truth is though, the silicone version isn't 100% silicone either because I've melted it in a 350F oven.


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Old 07-25-2008, 04:02 PM   #23
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Whats keg lube exactly?
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Food-grade lubricant, I believe.

The lube on my probe wore off pretty quickly, so after a few hours of shoving it up while watching tv I yanked the braid out. Sigh...
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The lube on my probe wore off pretty quickly, so after a few hours of shoving it up while watching tv I yanked the braid out. Sigh...
Are you sure that's appropriate language for this site?




Keg lube is a mineral oil based food grade lubricant.
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I don't think I'd trust the PVC hose. The truth is though, the silicone version isn't 100% silicone either because I've melted it in a 350F oven.
Exactly what I found to be true as well. Since I now have a couple other digital probes I'm thinking of removing the silicone shield and give this one to my wife to use in baking.

I put some of my pet-store silicone tube on some aluminum foil in the oven and it did melt around or before 350 (some temp that made it unusable for oven use). Sucks but that' show it is. Maybe my next USPlastics order will have 10' of real silicone tubing in it (or mcmaster).
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Food-grade lubricant, I believe.

The lube on my probe wore off pretty quickly, so after a few hours of shoving it up while watching tv I yanked the braid out. Sigh...

OMG ..... I just drifted off somewhere terrible...lol


If you dont have keg lube use K-Y wont bother latex or silicone and its cheap.

oops I must have been there awhile Yuri beat me to it......
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Actually I went to look for a new thermometer before I went to get the tubing and they sell them with silicone tubing now so they're already waterproof. So for $25 I get a new thermometer and its already waterproof. What a deal.
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Where did you get the thermometer?
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Where did you get the thermometer?
I'm a little embarrassed to say.


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