OH So Excited

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by driedstick, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I seen on FB that thermo pen had a open box sale, return, refurbished ect. 76.00 or something with still a full warranty so I thought I would get one, only took 3 days to get it. Can't wait to see how id does. 

     
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You'll be bored with it. Total lack of excitement. It reads the temperature accurately every time. You'll miss the drama of dead batteries, bad readings, error codes and trying to remember how many degrees you have to add to the reading to get the actual temp.
     
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  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks bum you are right maybe I should send it back, DANG IT!!! 

    DS
     
  4. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good price on that. The local Mennonite store near hear sells these for $55. It's fast and dead on accurate.

     
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    in all seriousness I didn't think a Thermapen would make that much difference in my life. I already had a maverick (which also made a huge difference in my life) but I needed an instant read for a class. I considered something in the $15-$20 range, but figured if I was going to do it I might as well do it right and only once. Well it did make a huge difference. Unlike the Maverick, the Thermapen gives me a balls on accurate reading in seconds anywhere in the meat. So I not only know what the temp is but HOW its getting there. If the outside is close to the target but the inside is 50 degrees off, I know I may wanna drop the heat. If one side of a loaf of bread is hotter than the other I know I need to rotate. As I've said, I use it for candy making, coffee brewing, all sorts of crazy things. Congrats on your new toy!! the only downside is it's made me a tad more OCD about getting things perfect.
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just tried in in a ice bath and dead on!!! Cause you know I had to bring it to work and show it off. LOL I will have to try the boiling water tonight. Even this was a open box sell. I can not see anything wrong with it as of right now, no scrapes, marks or anything to me it looks brand new. Happy so far. 

    A thermometer that is dead on is a happy smoker

    DS
     
  7. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Like Mdboatbum said, I use my instant read for just about everything I make. Eliminates any guess work.
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, I think it will make a huge difference, I also have the mav and a smaller version of the therma pen mini, which I liked it, was not as accurate, and took 3-4second readings (and had a 4*Diff.).

    I can't wait!!, I know I can't use it for the weekend so maybe I will have to do something different for dinner. ----- STEAK ON THE BBQer 

    DS
     
  9. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep - Thanks Chew [​IMG]
     
  10. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You're welcome! Another toy I can't seem to live without in the kitchen is an infrared thermometer. So many uses.

    Like this.

     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wonder if that would work to see how hot my wife is when she sees this new toy,,,,,,,but honey it's for food safety and the kids safety, don't want them to get sick right LOL 

    DS
     
  12. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey, that food safety excuse might work. There are some relatively inexpensive units out there that are pretty accurate. I use mine to check oven temps, cooking temps, etc. Haven't tried it on the wife when she's mad yet. Probably best not to. [​IMG]
     
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  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    one of the best toys I ever bought... even got the wife using it in the kitchen (was hard to break her of the going by time habit)... things don't come out dried out anymore from the oven... she just used it tonight on chicken breast... I mainly bought it for snack sticks and sausage... steaks come out PERFECT now ...
     
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  14. Nice, can't have to many 

    Gary
     
  15. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I did forget one thing... The white one is the fastest of them all ... :biggrin:
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You issue many speeding tickets in the drive thru?
     
  17. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nope. Only measures temp. Could use a radar gun though the way some of these yahoos drive down my street.
     
  18. I have an infrared pretty handy   

    Gary
     
  19. driedstick u will love your thermapen, i know, because i have 1.

    dannylang
     
  20. I got a Thermapen for Christmas. I already have a bunch of thermometers. Next time you are doing a reverse sear over a 700° grill it will shine. Then remember the old days of cooking your hand while you were waiting on that other instant read to respond.I LOVE mine!

    Happy smoken.

    David
     

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