Pit Temperature Probe
The pit temperature probe provided with the PartyQ is a rugged stainless steel precision thermocouple. This is not a low cost thermistor like inexpensive monitors have. The thermocouple wires have an armor braid with moisture and smoke resistant Teflon insulation that is rated for temperatures up to 500 degrees F. The probe can pass under the lid of the cooker or through a small opening without creating a large gap which would allow excess air to get in. Do not kink the wires or let them come in contact with flames. Store them neatly rolled. Never submerge them in water.
Important Note: The pit temperature probe must be placed in the cooker for proper temperature regulation. If the pit temperature probe is not located in the cooker, it can cause the blower to run constantly, making the cooker excessively hot.