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Therma Strike!!

transversaltransversal Posts: 719
edited 5:28AM in EggHead Forum
Attempting to use my Thermapen for the first time this morning on a brisket that went on at midnight, I had a frightening experience......and was wondering if any of you have ever had a similar one.

I raised the lid on the Egg and when I extended the Thermapen probe from its contracted position, what appeared to be electricity arced from the tip of the thermapen to the brisket and flashed an instantaneous temp read on the Thermapen. It was a good 3 feet from the brisket!! Of course, I still probed to check for tenderness......but my Thermapen continued to function equally quickly all morning!!

Damn, this thing is fast! I went back and reread the packaging container.....and it read "Thermapen.....Lightening Series."

Have yall ever seen one'a these? I called the supplier, and he told me they only come in white!!


  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Mine is only functional from 1.5 feet away from the meat, you must have the latest model, congrats ;) :)
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Either that, or I got a hot battery!! ;) They recommend storing this thing in a lead shielded housing!!
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,739
    Not recommended for temperature sensing in body orifices..
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Thanks Rascal......Was gonna try it out on the cat :evil:
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Oh dear, and me, just casually logging in without my hip waders! How irresponsible of me! :laugh:

    Love my Thermapen!
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    I know what ya mean, Staci.....and it's gettin worse all the time!! Have a safe and happy 4th ;)
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