I cant remember if this was ever mentioned on here and i'm too lazy to read back thru the whole thread so........
Here is something I do just as often as forget to put the drain pan under the smoker.
Its only a mere 20- 30 degrees outside. The smoker only goes upto 250 right? So why not, when I go to pull the meat from the smoker, just reach in with my bare hand and pull the probe out of the meat?
Geez sometimes I feel like a jackass. I'm gonna change my name from GeiyserQ to MentallyChallengedQ