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Thermapen and red burgers

So my Thermapen has bubbles over it.. Almost like blisters from the heat... Is that a problem? Also I made some kickin burgers. Cooked them to 165 checked with Thermapen... And they were the red color on the I side.. Didn't bleed or taste raw.. But certainly looked the part. Thoughts?


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    edited July 2013
    Did you mean inside? Mine sometimes get a reddish hue from the smoke reaction. It goes really deep due to the ground meat as opposed to the "ring" on a solid piece of meat.
  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,752
    Yeah I could've see that eggcelsior. I did use quite a bit of smoke since its a fast cook. What about the thermapen? Anyone experience it bubbling
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Regarding the "bubbling" on the thermapen, how are you using it? As this is an instant read thermometer if the heat was high enough to bubble the pen then I am sure it also bubbled your skin. Do you have a photo of the pen?
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • krameskrames Posts: 57
    The bottom of my thermapen is starting to bubble a little bit. It almost looks like Braille. I have been meaning to ask if that was common myself.
  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,752
    when i check temps over a hot fire..i usuallly wear gloves.  So its possible that it just got so began to bubble up.

    @krames yeah it is like braille, you can push down on it and it will make a "pop" sound and come back out
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