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Thermapen

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Where can I buy a thermapen and why is it a must have item and why so expensive?
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    Jim fr alabama,
    i got mine from King Aurther.
    but others have gotten one from Mollyshark she posts on this board. or rather over at Biggreen.net. there is a link up at the top of the main forum page just click on it. there will proabably be more responses over there and i don't want you to miss it[p]but i have a thermopen and my chicken doubled in taste because i no longer just guessed when it was done![p]
    happy eggin

    happy eggin

    TB

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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Jim,

    I felt the same way when I got on the forum. I bought 4 other 'instant reads' but none really were.

    So I 'bit the bullet' an picked one up.

    Huge difference, yes it is very expensive but dang it it works and keeps working. 3 to 4 seconds. Obviously if you are doing something that is very hot the quicker read the better.

    If you are doing 4 chickens or several pork butts reading all those temps take time and you want the reads to be accurate and fast.

    I paid full price from Thermoworks, but I think I would get one from someone here on the forum. Freds Guitar and BBQ has a pretty good price.

    Make sure you get the actual Thermoworks Thermapen instant read with the thin probe. There are look-a-like thermopens out there. Don't fall in that trap.

    Several have picked up a referbished from Thermoworks for about $45.00.

    Kent
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  • I got a refurb direct from Thermoworks. Just call and ask if they have any. I think it was $53 with shipping. I even got red, which everyone knows is the fastest.

    Meat
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  • BENTE,
    FYI - biggreen.net is something different.

    [ul][li]new site[/ul]
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I think it is the single most important tool I have beside the Eggs. -RP
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  • i went to an eggfest to check out bge. and watcher Mr. Earl at work. He recommended my first puchase after the egg be a thermopen. i took his advice, i do not regret it, and egg or not after two years i cannot imagine being a serious cook with out one. nothing tastes better than meat, cooked right, on the egg. if you want to cook it right by a thermopen.
    bill
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  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    Amazon.com is a place to check. They also have sales on. They also have a 7qt Lodge dutch oven for $40.
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  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    Amazon.com is a place to check. They also have sales on. They also have a 7qt Lodge dutch oven for $40.
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,665
    Expecting mine from MollyShark any day now. have several wired & wireless but from what I've heard here I had to get 1.
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  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Meatatarian wrote:
    I got a refurb direct from Thermoworks. Just call and ask if they have any. I think it was $53 with shipping. I even got red, which everyone knows is the fastest.

    Meat

    hah....yeah but black is the best lookin B) ...hard to keep clean though :woohoo:
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