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Old 07-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Thermapen calibration

I threw a few yardbirds on the UDS this evening to cook for a roadtrip. I put the DigiQ probe in one and let it go as it got close to being done I checked the other two with my pen the one I use at comps. The temp was a lot different than the DigiQ so I boiled a pot of water and it's off about 14 degrees. Is there any way to calibrate this thing. I don't need it lying to me when there is money on the line.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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you need to be a bit destructive in order to do it. i'll try and dig up a link here...
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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They suggest using the ice water method to test. You can send it back to them to have it re-certified.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #4
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Here are the DIY instructions:

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #5
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Does this work for the splash-proof model too?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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I was finding something slightly different.
http://www.thermoworks.com/blog/2010...our-thermapen/
It didnt get into how to actually do it and i got tired of following links. But you might consider replacing the battery before mucking around.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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Does this work for the splash-proof model too?
No, just for the Super-Fast version. The Splash-Proof uses a trim adjustment set using an ice bath.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #8
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I have a Thermapen, and for what it cost me, I would expect them to calibrate it or replace it if mine ever got off by 14 degrees. And, I don't compete.

Have you talked to them about this problem?

I would expect a $19.99 WalMart thermometer to be off. But, I expect Thermapen to go the extra mile for a product that costs as much as theirs does.

If you are a competition smoker, I would expect them to be even more interested in your satisfaction -- although they should be all about customer satisfaction for backyard smokers, too, considering their price point.

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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I have not called them I will tomorrow thanks for all the input this is a tool i do not need malfunctioning
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #10
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Thermapen is way overpriced, i have an acu-rite from Walmart paid $7-8 works fine, have had it 4+ years, very easy to calibrate if need be. Will put it up against any thermapen.
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