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
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.