oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
tgstrang
Full Fledged Farker

 
tgstrang's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-13
Location: O'fallon, MO
Default Thermoworks Super Fast mini thermometer

I'm kind of tight a$$ ... I don't mind spending my money on stuff that I really want but I just couldn't justify spending $100 on a thermapen. I'd almost pulled the trigger one a few times but then I saw this little guy for less than 1/3rd of the price and went ahead and bought it. It's also made by thermoworks and is super fast and really well built. I guess the thermapen is supposed to read times 1-2 seconds faster but this thing is really fast and for me is a much better deal. Just wanted to pass it along to anyone who was in the same boat as me when wavering back and forth on the purchase of thermapen.

T

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
__________________
"Big MO Shirley" Custom 24x65 Shirley Fab Trailer model, UDS, Akorn, 2 22in Kettles

I'm Thomas, friends call me T
tgstrang is offline   Reply With Quote


2 members found this post helpful.
Thanks from:--->
Old 02-21-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
pjtexas1
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
pjtexas1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-28-11
Location: Belton, Tx
Default

I think it's worth a try. I bought a different brand that was supposed to be 8-10 seconds and it's more like 15 seconds. Let us know how it works.
__________________
Paul

Shirley Fabrication 24x55 Straight Back Cabinet 4 Racks
Abe's Smokers 48" Entertainer
Custom 20x52 vertical / 28" Blackstone
22.5 OTG, Jimmy with CB Roti, Mini
Red Box Smoker on Custom Cart

"a person definitely has to know what they are doing, but without the right equipment for the right job you won't ever get the results you hope for" - John Lewis
pjtexas1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
TroyA65
is one Smokin' Farker

 
TroyA65's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-20-13
Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI
Default

I'm right there with you man. I opted for this one...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B002GE2XF8

I think its probably an older version of the one you have.
__________________
Weber Summit S-670, Backyard Bomber MJH, Weber 22.5 WSM, Mini WSM
TroyA65 is offline   Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Thanks from:--->
Old 02-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
Shagdog
Babbling Farker

 
Shagdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-01-13
Location: Grayslake, IL
Default

Love the thermapop... Its damn quick, easy to read..

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...thermopop.html
__________________
Matt
YOU WANNA THROWDOWN?

Shirley Fabrication 24x50 Offset - UDS - Weber Kettle - Fire Pit Rotisserie - Shirley-Shagstone Griddle/Wok Cart
You're ordering Grilled Cheese?
Yes.

At a BBQ Joint???

Yes. What's the point in ordering BBQ? It's never as good as yours, dad.



Shagdog is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 02-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
DriverWild
is one Smokin' Farker
 
DriverWild's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-01-12
Location: Omaha, NE
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyA65 View Post
I'm right there with you man. I opted for this one...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B002GE2XF8

I think its probably an older version of the one you have.
I have this model too. I like it. Let us know how this one works for you.
__________________
Custom RF, XL BGE, Weber Performer Platinum, Super Fast Thermopen - Camo
DriverWild is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
Offthehook
is One Chatty Farker
 
Offthehook's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-04-12
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Default

Does anyone have a comparison between a chefs thermometer like the classic kind and the thermopop?
__________________
Taylor-WSM 18.5 with Wifi Stoker, Kamado Smoker BBQ, and lots of charcoal. 180 club-Chicken
Offthehook is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
Shagdog
Babbling Farker

 
Shagdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-01-13
Location: Grayslake, IL
Default

I had a Taylor Digital, a Tru tel dial, and now a thermopop. The thermapop blows the others away. On the tru tel, it was an easy 15 sec.. The taylor was 8-10. The thermopop, 4 seconds. Its ridiculously good. and easier to read than the taylor, plus its backlit and shuts itself off. I like it it a lot! I was looking at the OP's choice when I got the thermopop. Looks to be a great choice as well.. Same speed as the pop, only big difference is it shuts off when you put it in the case vs auto off after a few minutes.
__________________
Matt
YOU WANNA THROWDOWN?

Shirley Fabrication 24x50 Offset - UDS - Weber Kettle - Fire Pit Rotisserie - Shirley-Shagstone Griddle/Wok Cart
You're ordering Grilled Cheese?
Yes.

At a BBQ Joint???

Yes. What's the point in ordering BBQ? It's never as good as yours, dad.



Shagdog is offline   Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Thanks from:--->
Old 02-21-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
TroyA65
is one Smokin' Farker

 
TroyA65's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-20-13
Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DriverWild View Post
I have this model too. I like it. Let us know how this one works for you.
Yep, I love it. Reads plenty fast and is accurate. I would gladly buy 4-5 of these vs. the high end one. The great thing is I only need one and it's $20.
__________________
Weber Summit S-670, Backyard Bomber MJH, Weber 22.5 WSM, Mini WSM
TroyA65 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
Fwismoker
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Fwismoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-22-13
Location: Fort Wayne, indiana
Default

The thermoworks superfast pen is cheaper and just as fast or faster...mine reads in about 4 seconds.
__________________
If you think this post is stupid dumb lame or I talk too much then don't read it...Don't have anything good to say then say NOTHING.
***Proud member of the "700" Club!!!*** Feel the burn of infrared radiance!


Need a new cooker? Build a Jimmy


Double O' Seven Rotisserie/Grill/Smoker Hybrid and offset! ... plus warmer
Fwismoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 01:14 PM   #10
cowgirl
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
cowgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-18-07
Location: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shagdog View Post
I had a Taylor Digital, a Tru tel dial, and now a thermopop. The thermapop blows the others away. On the tru tel, it was an easy 15 sec.. The taylor was 8-10. The thermopop, 4 seconds. Its ridiculously good. and easier to read than the taylor, plus its backlit and shuts itself off. I like it it a lot! I was looking at the OP's choice when I got the thermopop. Looks to be a great choice as well.. Same speed as the pop, only big difference is it shuts off when you put it in the case vs auto off after a few minutes.

Those are cute! I've yet to buy a thermo of any kind... maybe I'll try one of these. Thanks for the comparison info.
__________________
jeanie
Lifetime member of the Society for the Preservation of Authentic Royal Magical Rare Kaskaskian Peppers (Thanks Ash :))
RIP Ash, you are missed
http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/
cowgirl is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 02-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
Drake
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 09-09-13
Location: South FL
Default

Ive got the RT600c and love it. Its leaps and bounds over my old thermometer.
Drake is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
jtrai491
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 05-20-13
Location: Sinking Spring, PA
Default

I spent so much on cheaper thermometers I went with the Thermapen last year and bought the wife a CHEFALARM thinking she would leave mine alone....didn't happen so I am ordering her her own! I do love my Thermapen!
jtrai491 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 01:40 PM   #13
wrenfro12
On the road to being a farker

 
wrenfro12's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-25-12
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Default

I just got a Thermopop as a Valentine's gift. It has the backlit feature which is nice

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...llrenfrocom-20
__________________
Pitmaster - Atlanta BBQ Club competition team

Wilbur's Been Smokin' Somethin'
Woodstock, GA

wilbursbbq.com
wrenfro12 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 03:05 PM   #14
Fwismoker
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Fwismoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-22-13
Location: Fort Wayne, indiana
Default



Model # RT301WA

Good 4 second readings for 20 dollars
__________________
If you think this post is stupid dumb lame or I talk too much then don't read it...Don't have anything good to say then say NOTHING.
***Proud member of the "700" Club!!!*** Feel the burn of infrared radiance!


Need a new cooker? Build a Jimmy


Double O' Seven Rotisserie/Grill/Smoker Hybrid and offset! ... plus warmer
Fwismoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-21-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
GT-Q
On the road to being a farker
 
GT-Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-05-13
Location: Chickamauga, Ga
Default

I bought a super fast mini and love it.
__________________
Michael. Offset stick burner, Weber 18.5" Kettle, Competition team "q-inator!"
GT-Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.