Limit BBQ Temp Sensor Range when Disconnected

I am using jshridha’s integration for the Inkbird BBQ thermometer for HA which is working well except for one item which is if a temperature probe is disconnected from the Inkbird it seems to default to sending a temp of 11,628.68F to the MQTT bridge which really messes up the stats for my graphing in HA. I am trying to find a way to either set these disconnected probes to not connected or limit a disconnected temp probe to some much lower number, say 250F. Is there any way in HA to do this?