First, my Thermapen (in blue,thank you) was ordered today from Mollyshark. Cant wait!!!
However, cooked a Mad Max breast (6 lb'er) on Sunday (for practice for Thanksgiving) without a Thermapen, and dang, it is miserable trying to take temps with a regular meat therm on a large breast, much less a full bird!!!! by the time you figure out your temps on a few locations, your grill has cooled and you have added minutes to your cook.
Even with a standard meat therm, my breast was undercooked (although shout out to Mad Max....kids and wife LOVED it!!! Accused me of just not liking turkey :whistle: :sick: :sick: :blink: ).
So, looking forward to Thermapen for Turkey cooks, as well as my favorite.....pork tenderloin (I love my 138F loins!!!). At $85...it really is a turkey necessity (IMHO).
ADDED 11/17/2010 -
NOTE TO FORUM ADMINISTRATOR...THE WORD "SUCK" IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND SUBSEQUENT RESPONSES WAS MY DOING (ALTHOUGH I SINCE EDITED MY SUBJECT LINE). I WAS GENTLY REMINDED BY A MEMBER THAT YOU MIGHT FROWN ON THE USE OF THAT WORD, AND I WILL REFRAIN IN FUTURE. ANYWAY, DID NOT WANT TO DRAG ANYONE ELSE DOWN WITH MY HAVING POSTED THE ORIGINAL SUBJECT. THANK YOU.