When you watch their program on TV THEY use the Thermapen. Maybe they were testing low cost solutions ?
I agree with their first place BBQ sauce. Bulls Eye is my favorite with KC second.
Micro stickburner Yoder YS1500, Stumps Stretch, Primo Oval XL, gasser and Ridiculously Fast Red Thermapen. Past cookers: FEC100, FEC120, Klose stick burner, 22.5 WSM, Traeger BBQ125, Traeger Lil Tex, Rec-Tec pellet smoker, Cookshack Smokette electric smoker.