I am a traditionalist---I use primitive methods and primitive equipment. I have a Chuck Wagon--I have mules--side dishes in dutch ovens and I BBQ with oak wood.
I teach classes on pioneer cooking to grade school children. Somehow a Thermapen and an infrared heat detector do not fit in with my gear. I can see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. I use a thermometer if I am not positively sure that something is safe to eat. If the thermometer takes a couple minutes oh well. But WAIT! Do you read my name on the KCBS TOY? Do you see my name on the top ten? The only place my name is ----on the list of old traditional old school BBQ and dutch oven affectionados. If you want to be on the KCBS top ten---consult the current top ten teams---they probably have a thermapen---maybe 2 or 3. I think I might be the "Odd Man Out"