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Thermometers -- Making a Christmas Wish List - What should I have on it?

KlossKloss Posts: 8
edited November 2011 in Forum List
What thermometers do you fellow BGEgger's like out there? Looking for something to tell what the meat temp inside the grill is while its cooking. Love to hear your thoughts.
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  • 1.  Thermopen for quick checks (great for steaks and burgers after searing and resting on top grate). I've tried others and found that having something read within 5 seconds is really nice. Down side is you'll need to buck up some cash, so its better to put it on your list for one of your more "Financially stable (or credit card with no restraint)" relatives can step up to plate and purchase you the perfect gift. 
    2. maverick 732 - for long cooks. lets you monitor grate temp and meat temp at the same time. Saves you a ton of trips back and forth. 

    Thermometer wise, thats all you need.

    Greygoose
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  • I also use both the Thermopen and the Maverick 732, wouldn’t be without either one of them..

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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101

    I also use both the Thermopen and the Maverick 732, wouldn’t be without either one of them..

    Likewise, except my 732 is in the mail ... still have my 73 though.
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    My Maverick et732 is also in the mail. It will be delivered tomorrow. Thermopen will have to wait for now unless Santa brings me one - some how I doubt that is going to happen. I have not been a real good girl this year.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • HexisHexis Posts: 2
    The Thermapen really is worth it.

    I use the Stoker as a controller and remote monitor.  If you are looking for a controller, you get very expandable remote monitoring as a nice side benefit.

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  • KlossKloss Posts: 8
    Excellent feedback - these two items are on the list! Now if I could just decide on some of the contraptions at the Ceramic Grill Store website -- the WOO - The Spider - The adjustable rig -- good god you need to be a mechanical engineer to figure them all out. Any of you folks got experience and recos on them? 

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  • GreygooseGreygoose Posts: 103
    edited December 2011
    i just depends on what you do. i only have the spider. i like to invert it for searing and flip it for "elevated" cooking. I made my own secondary grate from the BGE original grate after purchasing the replacement CE 18 inch grate for my large and the 13 CI for searing with the spider. i've rarely used the secondary BGE original though. i just dont do many multi-level cooks. if you plan on loading up the egg with all sorts of stuff at once, these other tools can only help. Like i said, for me, i only needed the spider.

    BTW, the spider is also great if you've only got a small amount of lump in the egg and you have a small cook to do. since it drops the grate, a little lump can go a long way when your closer to the coals. 

    Greygoose
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    My ET-732 arrived today ... can't wait to use it!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    So did mine!
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    I'm using mine as I type ... got a wine butt chicken on the egg now ...
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    Mine is still sitting on the counter. I seem to be on the rather thick side when it comes to these stupid little things. Today my plate was full and the grandkids are here - after the gk baseball game tomorrow I will have more time to sit down and figure out how to get it to work so I can cook the standing rib for the "BIG" game. Wish me luck.....
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • Kloss...I'd also recommend the 2 tier adjustable swing rack system from Ceramic Grillworks as a must have item also
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  • DIXIEDOGDIXIEDOG Posts: 109
    Read your directions on turning on your 732 readouts....otherwise you're likely to wonder what's wrong with it and why it's taking so long to link up.....Don't ask how I know......
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101

    Yeah only a few buttons, each with more than one function!

     

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    We are taking it to gk's baseball game and I'm going to let the SIL figure it out. More later- I'm sure it's something simple. I'm just having a very long senior moment right now.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Hang in there buttercup!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • I'd rather go for a real Thermoworks:

    http://thermoworks.com

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    or the twin probe:

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    BGE XL, Large & Mini, Black Wifi Stoker Cannes, France
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    edited December 2011
    The cord isn't long enough to stretch into the kitchen. I just want to know what the little green thing is doing when my back is turned.

    OK, I got figured out and I'm about to put it to the test. It seems I wasn't patient enough with the buttons.

    Isn't "buttercup" an old nag????
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Not necessarily ... it is in fact a pretty little flower ... :bz
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    That's your story!!! Not many people refer to me as little.

    The husband and I are enjoying the new thermometer. Watching football and temp at the same time. It's great.

    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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