Anyone ever try pop-up thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by matts, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Was looking at digital therms online and ran across those popup deals like you see in a lot of frozen turkeys.  You can get them in a variety of temps.  Just curious if anyone has messed with them for smoking.  I am sure they aren't as accurate as a real therm, but it might be handy to have around in case of problems with regular therms like a sudden rain storm shorts out your others.  You know, stuff like that.  Which happened to me last weekend.

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  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    if there was a way to know if they were accurate without using them, they would be a great backup if the batteries in your regular them unit went dead on you.
     
  3. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    They are pretty cheap.  The place I found them had them in packages of 25 for $9.  I would be willing to waste one for testing for that price.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I have never bought one of those pop up thingys. But I have bought a few turkeys with them already in them and when I smoked them till done the pop up didn't pop up and the turkey was really good and well smoked too. But no pop up popping up.

    So save your 9 bucks and buy you a turkey.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They belong in the recycle bin, not in meat.  I have backup thermometers.
     

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