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Do ya really "need" a Thermapen?

NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
edited March 2014 in EggHead Forum
Thanks!!! @The Cen-Tex Smoker@cazzy‌ @Little Steven@henapple‌ @coffeeguydenton‌ @Skiddymarker‌ @RRP‌ @SmokeyPitt‌ @Chris_Wang‌ @Mike_the_BBQ_Fanatic‌ @DMW‌ ....
Yes I DO! After having to break out my Fluke meter with food probe on my last brisket (because out of 4 thermometers I could trust 0 of them). That $h!t won't happen again. SWMBO ordered me the red backlit Thermapen. Really wanted to find the Husker one that one of our forum members has but, I'm happy with the red backlit. More than anything though I'm happy to get something of quality I can trust. With my work I purchase the highest quality tools and test instruments because I believe strongly in not guessing if my diagnosis is half assed. Now I regret buying these other 4 cheap pos thermometers. Do yourself a favor and skip all the BS and get the Thermapen.
LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,171
    Agree 100%. But just so you know, that's Badger Red, not Husker red.
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    edited March 2014
    @Spaightlabs‌... Badgers =)) I am so already ready for college football to start. Damnit man it seems so far away. Wisconsin is always competitive in the BIG.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • pigoutscpigoutsc Posts: 92
    I thought the same thing but use it all the time since I broke down and purchased one. You wont be sorry if you get it.

  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 783
    Yes
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,514
    I love mine. Love it. I use it for everything but scooping ice cream.
  • HolepuncherHolepuncher Posts: 312
    I do.
    Hendersonville, TN.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    @Eggcelsior‌...funny you should say ice cream. For my occupation I do HVAC/R, foodservice equipment both hot & cold + we are the ElectroFreeze guys. So I'll be using it to temp ice cream and other food product while at work as well. It will free my meter up for other tasks.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    I bought the big green egg knock off. Before I knew better. It was like 80$ I think. What a huge piece of crp!!!! For a few dollars more I could've had the holy grail of thermos. Whatever you do people never buy THIS!!!! image
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,858
    Assuming they still do it, you can get half red half white (or any two of their stock colors). You have to settle for refurbished units, assuming they are available. 'Bout half price last I heard from Amber at Thermoworks.  



    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    I own two. Use them every day. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,240
    You'll wonder how you did without it.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    @Carolina Q‌ already ordered and tracking that bad boy! Hell ya!!! Excited to get it! :-)
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    @DMW‌. Already wondering why I didn't do it the day I got my egg! Lol
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,858
    @Carolina Q‌ already ordered and tracking that bad boy! Hell ya!!! Excited to get it! :-)
    Yeah, I figured. Thought others might be interested anyway. Wish I had known about the $52 (at the time) refurbs when I bought mine. Regardless of the color combos.


    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574

    I own two. Use them every day. 

    For what? :-?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    @Carolina Q‌ that's a hellava good deal.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990

    its one of the best utensils in the kitchen


    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 697
    grege345 said:
    I bought the big green egg knock off. Before I knew better. It was like 80$ I think. What a huge piece of crp!!!! For a few dollars more I could've had the holy grail of thermos. Whatever you do people never buy THIS!!!! image
    I have this one, seems to work great for me.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • I didn't buy one right away either...but it is a game changer.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    The only other product I've heard people say works well (for a less expensive alternative) is ... Thermopop by ThermoWorks
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    Bge should throw in a thermapen.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,927
    I didn't buy one right away either...but it is a game changer.
    Mike - yours is another great testimonial! If people would just learn to cook to internal temperature instead of to time they will be SO MUCH more happy with their egging results! That way if your egg's dome thermometer is hotter or colder then you can say  "so what?"!  

    Just ruin $50 worth of steaks and then a $90 Thermapen sounds pretty CHEAP! BTW I also own 2 of them and my 13 year old one is still operating on the same battery!!!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,923

    After investing a thousand or more dollars in an Egg, another hundred dollars should be easy considering that it pays for itself in many ways.

    Spring "I Can't Wait Five Seconds To See If It's Hot When I Can Know Exactly How Hot In Two Seconds" Chicken

    Spring Texas USA



  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858

    Grillin, BBQ'n, indoor cookin', beer making, takes my temp when I'm sick --> what doesn't the themopen dominate at?
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    @RRP‌ ...thanks for not saying I told ya so NPHuskerFL :-). But, to be fair countless eggheads (including yourself) said get it! Wish I would've pulled the trigger sooner. Fortunately I didn't ruin any of my cooks but, again I don't like second guessing on temp.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 4,482
    I also bought the bge one first. It worked, but it took 10 seconds to give an accurate read. I love my thermapen, and my cooks have improved greatly.

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • RRP said:



    I didn't buy one right away either...but it is a game changer.

    Mike - yours is another great testimonial! If people would just learn to cook to internal temperature instead of to time they will be SO MUCH more happy with their egging results! That way if your egg's dome thermometer is hotter or colder then you can say  "so what?"!  

    Just ruin $50 worth of steaks and then a $90 Thermapen sounds pretty CHEAP! BTW I also own 2 of them and my 13 year old one is still operating on the same battery!!!


    Agree Ron...I had a cheapo that I bought and only used a few times...otherwise I was using my maverick and cyberQ probes so i wasn't completely shooting in the dark...but I decided it was time when I found myself getting the remote thermo's out when it wasn't necessary.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,582
    To answer

    Do ya really "need" a Thermapen?

    The answer is No.


    Anyone that says yes is a thermapenaphile

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,326
    :-? And what are you using to check your i.t. @nolaegghead‌. I chose it because it has a reputation of proven quality and accuracy not because I'm a Thermapen groupie :-D
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
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