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Thermapen Tip.....

Hey guys!  Most of you probably know this, maybe all of you but in case you didn't I will enlighten you on a thermapen tip.  I've been watching several BBQ & Cooking shows on TV and as you know most use Thermapen's.  I notice most of the thermanpens I see on TV read in tenth's of a degree, mine reads in whole numbers.  I was just thinking they have a more advanced version.  I looked into it.  You can just take the battery compartment off the thermapen and you will see a little black looking chip under there with the numbers 1-2-3-4 all with there own little sliders.  You can slide the 2 in the other direction and your pen will read in 'tenths'.  As I said, most of you guys may already know this but it was news to me. Just thought I would share in case there were others like me.......

XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Thanks BUT why??????????
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • stemc33stemc33 Posts: 3,567
    I'm with @Mickey‌ . Why?
    Steven
    Mini Max with Woo stone combo, LBGE, iGrill 2, Plate Setter, 
    two cotton pot holders to handle PS
    Banner, Wyoming
  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 650
    Why?! Apparently, you've never a a steak at a perfect 144.6 degrees. So much juicier than 145. B-) Sorry, OP....not trying to pile on.
    Athens, GA
    Large BGE and a Kamado Joe Jr.  Perfect pairing!
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,125
    "Why" you ask.......because some people like to be quite precise and like to know all the features on a gadget they paid a lot for.  Can't think of any other reason really.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 719
    Its a good thing to know. I would never use it but it always made me wonder how the tv shows where different.. now i know, thx
    Beaufort, SC
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,299
    edited August 2014
    Always worth sharing, thanks for thinking about us. 
    For some of us Canucks and Euros (where Thermoworks originated I think) we set our pens to Cº. The Cº scale has only 100 steps between freezing and boiling, while the old Fº scale has 180 steps. Tenths of degrees may be important to Cº users, Fº users not so much.

    Many professional chefs demand the accuracy of tenths in both Cº and Fº, for us weekend warriors being within a degree or two in either scale is just fine. 

    Only time I used the tenths was to check my Anova SV when I first got it. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,713
    Mayberry said:
    Why?! Apparently, you've never a a steak at a perfect 144.6 degrees. So much juicier than 145. B-) Sorry, OP....not trying to pile on.
    123.6 here
    :D
  • corey24corey24 Posts: 376
    Mickey said:
    Thanks BUT why??????????
    Honestly, no good reason.  Just letting everyone know it's available.  I'm not sure that I don't like the way it reads in whole numbers better.  Looks a little more confusing with the .-

    XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    FYI, the manual that comes with the Thermapen has all the DIP switch settings documented. But who reads the manual. :))


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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,125
    Manual......we don't need no stinkin' manual!!!

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    DMW said:
    FYI, the manual that comes with the Thermapen has all the DIP switch settings documented. But who reads the manual. :))



    RTFM 

    :D
    canuckland
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 5,056
    Mickey said:
    Thanks BUT why??????????
    @Mickey I have the feeling that you wouldn't be shocked at all if I did the same thing. You know I tend to be an "over thinker"!   

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Mickey said:
    Thanks BUT why??????????
    @Mickey I have the feeling that you wouldn't be shocked at all if I did the same thing. You know I tend to be an "over thinker"!   

    For real =))
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    Thought they came like that, mine did.
    Brampton, Ontario



  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 403
    I will not drink beer over 38.45 degrees F. sorry had to do it......

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • MeTedMeTed Posts: 696
    Thanks for the post @corey24 I am going order my first thermapen from amazon today, that is good info.
    Belleville, Michigan

    Just burnin lump in Sumpter
  • TomRazTomRaz Posts: 22
    I use mine on the family to take their temperatures and now I will be able to read a true 98.6 degrees :(

    But seriously thanks for the tip, I just got one last week and I did not read my manual.

    They are awesome devices
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 1,798
    Any place better or worse to buy a thermapen and roughly what did you pay
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • TomRazTomRaz Posts: 22
    I bought mine directly from Thermapen in an open box sale, I think it was $74.99
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 788
    When you take your families temp where do you put the probe? (Just before checking the steak)
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • TomRazTomRaz Posts: 22

    GlennM said:
    When you take your families temp where do you put the probe? (Just before checking the steak)
    In the money muscle for sure !
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Speaking of taking the family temp - Do you know the biggest difference between an oral and a rectal thermometer?


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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,299
    Jstroke said:
    Any place better or worse to buy a thermapen and roughly what did you pay
    @Jstroke You can subscribe to e-mails from Thermoworks and take advantage of open box sales (@TomRaz suggestion - sometimes colours are limited) or just pick a new one in the colour of your choice for $96 plus maybe $3 shipping anywhere in the US. Last time I checked Amazon's price was the same as Thermoworks, right down to the shipping. If you get some advantage of using Amazon, might be worthwhile to consider.  
    Another alternative is to order 5 (ask some friends who might be interested) and the price is discounted  by almost 12%. 
    We all like to get the best deal, but don't wait for something you will use every cook, is very reliable and accurate. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,521
    edited August 2014
    pasoegg said:

    I will not drink beer over 38.45 degrees F. sorry had to do it......

    You've been watching too many Coors Light commercials, many types of beer are better served at 45-55° F. Coors just wants you to drink their beer cold.. so your taste buds get numb and you don't taste it :))


    You can spend $100 for a thermapen, or $24 for a thermopop @Jstroke‌ pop takes 3-5 seconds for read.
  • ads75ads75 Posts: 391
    DMW said:
    FYI, the manual that comes with the Thermapen has all the DIP switch settings documented. But who reads the manual. :))


    I only need a manual if I have too many extra parts after assembling something.
    Large BGE, Mini BGE
    Morgantown, PA
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