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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default The thermapen is the best thing I have ever got

I got one during the open box sale a week or two ago posted on here and it is incredible. I had never even heard of one before until the constant talk about them on here and it has improved my cooks already.

Being able to read that fast keeps the lid closed, gets me to work on what I need to do and allows me to check multiple points on the cut easily.

My last brisket and pork shoulder were my best yet

I highly suggest getting one if you dont have one and thanks for the recommendation brethren!
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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new tool and your successful cooks...
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Unread 07-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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A thermopen should be everyone first BBQ tool. You instantly become a better cook with one, it's all about pulling your meat at the correct finish temperature.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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You will eventually find that it also makes a great probe to tell when the meat is really done.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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it's all about pulling your meat at the correct finish temperature.
Wait for it... Wait for it....
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I will humor ICEDTURKES.

You do not cook BBQ to a doneness by internal temperature. You use feel and texture for pulled pork, ribs, and brisket.

The only thing I use my thermapen for is for chicken and when I'm grilling steaks.
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Love my thermapen.
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I have two.
Mrs Kapn has one (that she refuses to share ).
Sending one to my DAU who is getting into the BBQ world with her new PG500.

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The most useful bbq/cook tool for me yet. Now I gotta buy the backlit one.
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Love mine also. Helps a lot with great cooking.
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I just got one. Couldn't agree more. Totally worth the money.
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I'm on the fence about a thermapen, as it is hard for me to justify spending that amount of $$ for a thermometer, but it does seem to be nearly unanimous that it is a pretty great tool. Is there anything less expensive that is a close second?
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I'm on the fence about a thermapen, as it is hard for me to justify spending that amount of $$ for a thermometer, but it does seem to be nearly unanimous that it is a pretty great tool. Is there anything less expensive that is a close second?
Thermaworks makes another thermometer that reads in about 5 to 6 seconds that's $20. I've never used one, but I have friends that use it and like it.
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I lust for one, but so far I like my Q without one.
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Man, this is the thing that really has stumped me here- the thermapen fetish. I don't get it. Unless you're cooking 50+ steaks or something in a restaurant, I don't see the need for one. (Taking cover behind 5-ft thick lead wall!). I have the $20 therm. made by thermoworks. 5-6 seconds is fast enough for me. $80 (or whatever the open box price is) seems a bit much for a tool that really is unnecessary.

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