I've been enjoying my egg for a little over a month now and have cooked everything from turkey, bone-in pork chops, steak tenderloin, potatoes, burgers, chicken breasts, etc. I'm using an old Brookstone temperature fork which does pretty well on accuracy but takes forever to read. I'm doing my first overnight smoke of a butt this weekend and had thought about buying a wireless remote thermometer but about every review I've read has some serious drawbacks, inaccuracies and complaints of those things breaking easily. I then starting reading around these forums and came across the Thermapen which i then looked up reviews for and they are glowing.
So, should I just bite the bullet and buy a Thermapen and just forego the luxury of never opening my dome during a long smoke? I'm guessing the 3-5 seconds for a temp read on a long smoke is not that big of a deal but I'm new to this and really don't know the best way to proceed.
Thanks for the input.