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Just a warning

Just a little warning to all you people in this zoo make sure your thermo pen is locked before you stick it in your pocket or put it in with the point facing up. I was taking beer & plate out to the Egg and was taking the thermo pen too so I stuck it in my pants pocket. It wasn't locked all the way & the point was down, well that bastid opened up as it slid in my pocket. Lucky for me and Mr. Herkamer the point went out my pant leg and not into my baby maker. How do you eggsplane that to the E.R. nurse.  :((

Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

Large & Small BGE

Stockton Ca.

Comments

  • I'm getting my first thermapen on Friday. This is good information to have for a newb like me. Thanks !
    Nowhere Indiana
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962
    edited January 2014
    It's not a catheter
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • It ain't a rectal thermometer either.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,383
    I laugh but then I don't  - I bought my first Thermapen maybe 11 years ago and BTW it is still operating on the original battery!...then several years later they came out with their waterproof model which essentially is still the one they sell today. The biggest difference between the two models is my oldest one opens and closes with ease! The newest one about breaks my thumbnail getting it open and then needs effort to shut it. Lesson learned is I love my old non-waterproof model so I protect it far more than the new one which I ONLY use ocassionally! Just be glad you didn't sterilize yourself!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962

    It ain't a rectal thermometer either.

    Thanks for telling me now....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I've had my SuperFast Thermopen in every Orifice my body has...funny how different the temperature ranges are...
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,384
    edited January 2014
    My toddler almost walked into my thermapen once.... Left it open on the counter and it was hanging off.
    Good PSA to always. Close it when not in use.
    Seattle, WA
  • bamafan62bamafan62 Posts: 137
    Thank you! Getting mine tomorrow.
  • henapple said:

    It ain't a rectal thermometer either.

    Thanks for telling me now....
    Don't ask me how I know.
  • abpgwolfabpgwolf Posts: 458
    It ain't a rectal thermometer either.
    Thanks for telling me now....
    Don't ask me how I know.
    I think you voided the warranty

    Lititz, PA – XL BGE

  • LitLit Posts: 6,718
    And that's why you don't go for the open box thermapen deals.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,049
    Another tip - don't walk on an icy deck with the thermopen open.  They may find your body with an internal temp reading the same as the outside temp.  However, it may help the coroner figure out time of death.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,906
    @bud182 - you would have had a 3 sec temp reading though. 

    Yeah, that point is sharp! I've come close to stabbing my hand a couple of times. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 710
    If you stab yourself you will instantly know if you have a fever!
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,179
    !
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL
    Your 2017 official unofficial Egghead Forum NCAA Bracket Challenge champion.

  • 500500 Posts: 2,536
    Completely understandable.  You explained it all when you said "I was taking beer...".  No further explanation needed.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,463
    That would be one hellava way to check the cook's i.t. :-q
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,584
    edited January 2014
    Damn, was sitting at the computer at work with my glasses in my mouth reading and damn near busted them when they flew out. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Wait , you took a thermapen to the leg and you didn't post your IT ? how did you know if your leg was done or not?
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,798
    No IT needed, I could tell in was rare cuz there was still blood coming out.  :D

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited January 2014
    It ain't a rectal thermometer either.

    Fred at what point did you figure that out
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • These post's made my morning gang....thanks!!!   =D>

    Alexander City,Al
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,999
    edited January 2014
    It ain't a rectal thermometer either.

    Fred at what point did you figure that out
    ... when Wilma complained that the turkey drums tasted funny  :D
    canuckland
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,845
    edited January 2014


    This applies to Fred's shituation.

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