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  • jlazar
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    Do you clean your ambient probe

    The meat probes always get a good cleaning after a cook. What about the ambient probe? Any pros or cons?
  • Red Man
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    • May 2018
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    • Western Washington

    #2
    I clean it after a long cook, not a short cook. If you let too much gunk build up on it, the gunk will insulate the probe and it’ll be slow to respond to temp changes.

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    • MBMorgan
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      #3
      Bottom line: Keep all probes clean ... always.

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      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        Ya mean like every time Unc?
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      #4
      Gets cleaned along with the temp probes after each use.

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      • jgreen
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        #5
        Generally after each use. Easy to do just a quick wipe on the shorter cooks.

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        • Fire Art
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          #6
          No but the other night it was reading funny unplugged it cleaned it good as new

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            #7
            Not only do I keep my probes clean, I ask my doctor to keep his clean too...

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            • NapMaster
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              Love it! Was thinking of something else but the gentleman in me said, "Don't go there".

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              Haaaaaaaaa!

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              Hahahahahaha. You are killing me. Read this while trying to eat a grilled cheese sandwich. Have cheese on my shirt from laughing!!!!!
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            #8
            The Aliens clean my probes

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            • Bighorn Dave
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              #9
              I simply wipe mine off with a damp paper towel. This happens after each use regardless of cook time.

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                #10
                Clean. A clean probe is a happy probe.

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                  #11
                  A lot of creosote can build up over time, and I feel like that could affect performance. It's always the easiest probe to clean, so I figure why not.

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                    #12
                    Probes are cleaned after each cook and are ready for the next cook .

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                      #13
                      I clean mine every time. If you let the probe gunk up, it will become more and more inaccurate.

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                        #14
                        Thanks for your thoughts. I have always cleaned mine also. Just wondering if it was a cleanup step that wasn't necessary.

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                        • Rfuilrez
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                          #15
                          On the PBC I use a HeaterMeter, and the pit probe for that is a thermocouple. It stays outside on the PBC at all times. Never clean it. Reads temperature just fine.

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