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Countryhb
04-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Hey, I'm in the middle of a cook right now and I pull out my thermapenonly to find out it's reading at like 1500* and the temp decreases as the probe hits something warm. I can't seem to find calibration steps on th ewebsite. Anyone have any ideas????

Countryhb
04-12-2008, 08:19 AM
Actually, I just found the instructions on another website. FARK!!

Countryhb
04-12-2008, 08:30 AM
OK, double FARK! Now it is jumping back and forth between 1767 and 1768*...turning the calibration screws does nothing. Could this perhaps be the end of the battery?

Bbq Bubba
04-12-2008, 08:52 AM
Try pulling the battery out and put it back in.....:confused:

Countryhb
04-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Try pulling the battery out and put it back in.....:confused:
Thanks Bubba, but that's the first thing I tried. I went and picked up new batteries (thanks Walgreens for your 24-hour service 1 mile from home!) but that didn't solve it. I'm gonna call Thermaworks when they open. Fingers crossed...

PS--sorry to see the Maize and Blue get knocked out of the Frozen 4 by nobody Notre Dame, even though I see your a fan of the "other" school in Michigan!!

big brother smoke
04-12-2008, 09:51 AM
Turn down the heat in your apartment!:biggrin:

I have no farking idea what is going on with your thermapen! Maybe try leaving the battery out of it for 30 minutes or so.

Sledneck
04-12-2008, 09:58 AM
What color is your thermapen?

Kevin
04-12-2008, 10:10 AM
False, high temp readings are indicative of an open thermocouple. Hope that's not it.

Countryhb
04-12-2008, 10:11 AM
What color is your thermapen?

The correct color...you know, the one with the voice that says, "Hey, you sexy MoFo, your meat is sooo good and done." Duh, Red.

big brother smoke
04-12-2008, 10:18 AM
Country is on the phone complaing he cannot cook without his thermapen:rolleyes:

thillin
04-12-2008, 10:25 AM
The correct color...you know, the one with the voice that says, "Hey, you sexy MoFo, your meat is sooo good and done." Duh, Red.

Never had an issue with my superfast super accurate blue thermapen...:cool:

JD McGee
04-12-2008, 10:37 AM
The correct color...you know, the one with the voice that says, "Hey, you sexy MoFo, your meat is sooo good and done." Duh, Red.

Ahhh yes...you must have a green one! Then again...probably not...or it would not have malfunctioned!

Sledneck
04-12-2008, 10:39 AM
The correct color...you know, the one with the voice that says, "Hey, you sexy MoFo, your meat is sooo good and done." Duh, Red.
This is why i asked. The problem is that it is not BLUE Us blue owners never encounter these problems. I left mine outside unprotected in a downpour of rain and it still works as good as the day i bought it

scottyd
04-12-2008, 11:15 AM
Hey I have a red, orange, blue, gray, and yellow ones and have had no issues. I droped one in brisket fat pan once and it took a good cleaning and a few days to get it back working again. but that was one of my gray ones.

Crap color makes no difference. But that is pretty funny Sledneck.

jestridge
04-12-2008, 11:47 AM
That why I buy the 12 buck Taylor. It work great for me.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh128/jestridge/newsmokerfirstpork026.jpg

scottyd
04-12-2008, 11:52 AM
fair enough. You can buy 7 of those for one of the thermopens

big brother smoke
04-12-2008, 12:17 PM
Damn thing still ain't working! Did you sleep with it or something? Geez, I know it has a sexy voice and all, but its reading 1500 degrees, you got some splainin or perhaps that would be TMI :lol:

nmayeux
04-12-2008, 05:59 PM
The service at Thermoworks is great. Just give them a call on Monday, and they will make it right! Also, you should have gotten and orange one...

ipls3355
04-12-2008, 08:05 PM
I have a sneaky suspicion they put the guts of a blue thermo pen in a red case. There is no way a true red pen would act as such. Red is the fastest and most accurate, everyone knows that.

By chance was there a nuclear bomb that went off next door? You better put on some sunblock just in case.

Roo-B-Q'N
04-12-2008, 09:05 PM
That why I buy the 12 buck Taylor. It work great for me.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh128/jestridge/newsmokerfirstpork026.jpg

Yes but the Taylor makes everything look blury.

My brown non confrontational thermapen has hade no problems.

Countryhb
04-13-2008, 02:16 AM
My brown non confrontational thermapen has hade no problems.
Swedish Thermapen mod.

Dr_KY
04-13-2008, 05:05 AM
A Gray that read in Celsius one would never let you down.

Dr_KY
04-13-2008, 05:08 AM
.. I droped one in brisket fat pan once and it took a good cleaning and a few days to get it back working again. but that was one of my gray ones.

See the can swim too. Gray for the win!

Yakfishingfool
04-13-2008, 09:25 AM
A Whole bunch of orange wannabe's....Pffft!

NotleyQue
04-13-2008, 10:50 AM
Country, try the yellow one. I have had walks in Brisket ever since I bought it last year.

That might be your problem. You dont have a yellow one.

Harry from Slap Your Daddy BBQ borrowed mine at the Palm Desert contest and he took Reserve Grand Champion. Coincidence.....I think not.