ಚಿಕನ್
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal 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
Unread 03-01-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
MtnMan
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
MtnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-19-08
Location: Penn Laird , Va
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Lightbulb Poor man's thermopen

Looks like it only comes in Quicksilver.

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-b...9pdthm380.html
MtnMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
River City Smokehouse
is One Chatty Farker
 
River City Smokehouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-25-05
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I wonder if these are any good? I know the Thermapen is the one everyone wants, but at my budget level I can hardly afford almost $100 for a thermometer. I really need one badly too. Polder is a pretty decent brand if I'm correct. I know they say you get what you pay for.
__________________
"Please let me be the person my dog thinks I am." ~Author Unknown
8 x 18 Haulmark Trailer
Fast Eddy FEC 100
Traeger Texas BBQ 075
UDS "Cool Hand Luke"
3 Weber Kettles and a Yellow Thermapen
KCBS Certified BBQ Judge #8425
River City Smokehouse is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
Trucky1008
is One Chatty Farker

 
Trucky1008's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-26-08
Location: Omaha, NE
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Looks like the readout is on the top instead of the side like the thermapen. I'm a lefty and it is a pain using the thermapen.
__________________
Don
Pork Patrol BBQ
[URL="http://www.porkpatrolbbq.com"]www.porkpatrolbbq.com[/

Jambo Backyard
Fast Eddy FEC100 X2
BGE- Large x2
Certified MOINK Ball Maker, 2008
KCBS Member and CBJ
Extreme BBQ Trailer 8.5' x 22'
Trucky1008 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 08:02 AM   #4
smokestack
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-19-07
Location: northeast pa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

this is what I use- works well for me- cant spring all that $$$ for a thermapen, but someday maybe I'll have one
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Weekend...5912292&sr=8-2
__________________
WSM
NBBD
Lang 84 w/warmer
UDS slowly in the works
smokestack is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
Smoke & Beers
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-10-08
Location: Emporia, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokestack View Post
this is what I use- works well for me- cant spring all that $$$ for a thermapen, but someday maybe I'll have one
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Weekend...5912292&sr=8-2

That Taylor looks like a FAST red one! How fast is it?

I looked at a couple of reviews for the Polder THM-380 and none were impressive... One user asked if 15 to 20 seconds is a standard instant read...

There's probably a reason why it is on close-out
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shawn aka: [B]BUBBA's QUE CREW Competition Team[/B]
Blue Weber Performer w/SS top & gas assist
Weber One Touch Gold & a Weber 22 1/2" Silver
Traeger Jr
2 UDS's Born 9-19-08 & 3-6-09
Weber Smokey Joe Platinum
[COLOR=red][COLOR=black]Super Fast[/COLOR][B] RED THERMAPEN[/B][/COLOR]

"If you got them by the MOINK balls, their hearts and minds will follow" -John Wayne
Smoke & Beers is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #6
Vince RnQ
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Vince RnQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-09-07
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I used a couple of probe theremometers in the past and although they weren't as fast as a Thermapen they did the job. The last one I had before I received my Thermapen as a gift, which I still take with us to have as a back up, was accurate, could be calibrated (which is nice) and settled on a temperature in about 8-10 seconds. It is a Taylor model #9842 and is pictured below.



As I said, I now use a Thermapen but this one did a good job too.
Vince RnQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 04:14 PM   #7
Mo-Dave
Babbling Farker
 
Mo-Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-18-06
Location: Hurricane Deck Missouri
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Any body use this ploder with the dual sensor?

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/kitch.../pd894-90b.jpg

Dave
__________________
When the going gets tough, I take more fiber.
Mo-Dave is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 05:04 PM   #8
smoke-n-my-i's
is One Chatty Farker
 
smoke-n-my-i's's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-07
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The thermometer debate....

I have several brands, and yes, use them all. Are they all the same, NO. Some do read and respond faster than others. Some I use more than others, and some just sit as back ups....

It is just what you like, and are use to using, and how much you want to spend on your toys. Yes, the Thermapen has a fast response time, they claim abt 2-3 seconds. Others will settle in but not that fast. So, what is wrong with putting the probe (with the lead running outside the cooker) in the cooker, or piece of meat and leaving it there to read. NOTHING. That is what I do. So my thoughts are, if it is cooking, and it takes 10 seconds to update, who really cares. Will the meat be overcooked in that amount of time, NO.

Just use what you can afford and like.
__________________
KCBS Member
Smoke-N-My-I's Competition BBQ Team
2 Chargriller SuperPros with SFB's(retired)
2 UGLY drum smokers
Weber 22 1/2" & 18 1/2" Kettle
Super fast RED Thermapen
Screaming fast ORANGE Thermapen
KCBS Certified Table Captain
KCBS Certified Judge
smoke-n-my-i's is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 05:19 PM   #9
PaPaQ
is One Chatty Farker

 
PaPaQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-07-07
Location: Midland, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have had good service out of this Polder.

http://www.cooking.com/images/produc...dde/658737.jpg
PaPaQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #10
jestridge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 12-28-07
Location: annville ky
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If you have a cooker that lose heat fast you need a fast read but my cookers dont lose that much heat and they recover fast. beside 100 buck too much for a therm.
jestridge is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-01-2009, 06:30 PM   #11
smokestack
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-19-07
Location: northeast pa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

"That Taylor looks like a FAST red one! How fast is it?"

Just checked it in a pot of chicken soup that is heating up on the stove, from 67 to 150 in around 6 seconds- must be because it's RED
__________________
WSM
NBBD
Lang 84 w/warmer
UDS slowly in the works
smokestack is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #12
Norcoredneck
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Norcoredneck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-11-06
Location: Norco, Ca.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Here is a video.

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.aol_refer.false.tpl.detail.msn_refer.false. item.K16550.ref.CJ8?cm_ven=SHOPPINGFEED&cm_cat=Coo king%20%26%20Dining&cm_pla=Kitchen%20Tools&cm_ite= K16550
__________________
Low and Slow.....

The Prontologist is in...
Ok let's see your Butt!
Norcoredneck is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-02-2009, 12:31 PM   #13
Hachie Qer
Full Fledged Farker
 
Hachie Qer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-02-09
Location: Newton, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Customer reviews on the 2 Taylor models mentioned here are much better than the Polder. You can get the Weekend Warrior at Lowes.
__________________
Jonathan - Blue Weber One Touch Gold, rescued NBBD, Weber Smokey Joe
Hachie Qer is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-02-2009, 01:45 PM   #14
Greendriver
is One Chatty Farker
 
Greendriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-06
Location: Dalton, Ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

A friend that should be in the know on this stuff (professional cook) told me this is the best choice in thermometers and is used as much as the thermopen is now days. Since the company that makes the thermopen chose to stick it to their customer by sticking price restraints on the dealers, I recomend trying this one. It's certainly more affordable.

http://www.amazon.com/Q2-450-Proaccu...ef=pd_sbs_hg_9
__________________
Greendriver,
--------------------------------------------

Blog - Carpet Capitol Living
Greendriver is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poor man's food TEAM SATCHELL Q-talk 29 08-25-2009 02:06 PM
poor man's bbq guru woodmeister Q-talk 27 08-22-2009 09:05 AM
It's a poor man's beef wellington bowhnter Q-talk 18 02-01-2009 01:15 PM
Poor Man's basket for Dera/BSKD The_Kapn Q-talk 5 05-21-2006 10:33 AM

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

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
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.