for candy making

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by lisacsco, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. when making candy, you really have to get the right temperature or you can mess up your candy. And that can get expensive.

    This is much easier than using a candy thermometer:

    So you guys whose wives like to make candy, this would be a great stocking stuffer :)

    (I got this hint from a friend)

  2. maybe someone here can incorporate it into our smoking?
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey, that looks handy Lisa..Thanks!
  4. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Lisa, thanks for the post. I never thought about that for candy.

    We've got calibrated IR Thermos at work to make sure the iron is normalized for measuring (bla bla bla). I tried measuring the pit with them, but the problem is, you can't measure air with an IR thermo. It has to bounce off of molten sugar, for example. If someone has figured a way around this, I'd love to hear it.
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have used one to hit the grates before just to see where the hot spots were.........more out of curiosity than anything. There for a while I could tell you the temp of the lightbulbs, temp in the air vent, temp in the toiled, temp of my dogs get the idea.

    Mostly use it now to find the temp on the pan I am cooking with, especially cast iron.......which is why I bought the gizmo in the first place.

    Fun little toy.

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