New Thermapen - BIG

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by xxlt250rxx, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Just got my splash proof thermapen. My first. Did not expect it to be so big.
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats...Outside of meat and smoker/wood possibly the most valuable tool in the game....
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! I too was surprised on the size.
  4. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was too ![​IMG]
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have seen them in action and for some reason I still like my probe models. But then thats why they make chocolate ice cream because everyone don't like butter pecan.
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I guess I should have said "when mine arrived".
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    These come in handy when you need to check 20 butts and don't want to stand there with the door to the smoker open as you wait for the temp to change or find out that your cord doesn't reach those ones in the back, etc.

    Just different tools that are better suited for different purposes.

    BTW - the black model is the fastest and most accurate. [​IMG]
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I want to get one too. I just now checked
    They've got the black one, a red one for a few dollars more and the splash proof one for a few few dollars more.

    What features set them apart, besides the last one seeminging to be water resist?
  10. luvdatritip

    luvdatritip Smoke Blower

    It does appear that you're getting something quite substantial for your money, doesn't it? I'm not so sure that the color has anything to do with the speed, since both the super-fast & the splash proof use the same K-type thermocouple.
  11. You are correct, the color does not have anything to do with how it functions.

    This is taken from Thermapen's website.

    Originally, we manufactured the Thermapen in gray only. Later we added all the food-safety color-coding versions. Many people in the food industry use color coding to prevent cross contamination by dedicating tools to specific food products. That way, a knife, cutting board or thermometer that is used for say, raw poultry, won’t end up contaminating fresh vegetables like salad greens.
    [size=-1]That was the reason we did multiple colors for the Thermapen. Of course most people buy a color variety simply according to personal preference. Even in commercial applications it seems most people buy colors so they can quickly tell who belongs to which Thermapen (blue is Fred’s, yellow is Cathy’s, etc…)[/size]
    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]In 2006 we added black and orange which aren’t even on the color coding system. If you have a color preference that we don’t make yet, email [/size][/font][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-2]Randy[/size][/font][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1] and we’ll keep track of your vote.[/size][/font]
    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]Standard Color Code:[/size][/font]
    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]Red = raw meat, raw beef and pork. [/size][/font]
    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]Blue = raw seafood[/size][/font]
    [size=-1][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Y[/font][/size][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]ellow = raw poultry[/size][/font]
    [size=-1][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Brown = cooked meats[/font][/size]
    [size=-1][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Green = produce[/font][/size]
    [size=-1][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]W[/font][/size][font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular][size=-1]hite = dairy or bakery items[/size][/font]
  12. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AHA!! now I understand!!! Thank you. [​IMG]
  13. sancarlosmx

    sancarlosmx Fire Starter

  14. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper


  15. I don't care what anybody says...the red thermopens are by far the fastest!
  16. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  17. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm going to assume you're kidding.

    I just got a black one. Says it's splash proof and "superfast"

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