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Old 01-08-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Mine are accurate when I test them but I know one maverick probe that will pass the boiling water test but when in actual use it reads crazy numbers.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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I recently got my hands on a Thermapen....I have had no issues with inaccurate issues since then.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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I'm with Greg on the thermopen. I use the other wireless thermos just to keep me in the temp ranges with the pit and food.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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Ditto on the TP
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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I like the way the Thermapens come with a signed calibration certificate.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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Would urge folks to forget all that high tech gadgetry. Best temp gauge in the world as far as pit temps go is the palm of your hand. Slap it on there in the general vicinity of where the meat is hanging out and it depends on how long can be tolerated till a person get and urgent need to move there hand. Count by Mississippis:

1 Missippii..time to cook steak 4 or 5 hundred or so.
2 Missippii..burgers and chicken 350 perhaps
3 Missippiees..bbq. Less that 300
4 Missippiees...making jerky or time to add some fuel apparently.

Now aint that easy peasy? Dont take good batteries or the good intentions of a Chinese person to build a high tech gadget to specs. See where I'm headed here?

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Old 01-10-2009, 12:34 AM   #7
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You're right about the Mississippi test for the pit temp. I used that 35 years ago. But the digital probe is a nifty tool to have as well. I know that there's lots of other ways to guage the the internal temp of meat by touch but why not use the new tools. I mean otherwise why don't we have this conversation by Morse code (which by the way I am certified as proficient by the FCC to administer examinations for ham radio licenses). I like to use computers, digital cameras, digital thermometer, and all this new stuff. It keeps me young, well as young as a gray haired fat old lawyer can be.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:03 AM   #8
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Hey now your playing my song with this Morse Code stuff..some of we'uns happen to be old Boy Scouts plust my left wing big brudder was the radio man on the Oriskany. That an old fashioned Aircraft Carrier which got turned into the largest man made fishing reef in the world not too long back. He know all that dah diddy dah dah stuff way mo betta than me. The Navy apparently went into the lingo in a little mo detail than we got in Boy Scouts Fact is I own one of the electric gizmos which runs on batteries and come from Williams Sonoma. Tole the warden I did not want no junk like that for Christmas one year...but musta been a good boy cuz they seen her coming and she only paid a few thousand bucks for it or thereabouts. I trust it about as far as a person could throw a full grown Moose or Moosette. Kindly dont make me splain all the pros and cons about it. Will assure the cons will win

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Old 01-10-2009, 08:13 AM   #9
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I like my thermapen for checking the internal temp of what's cooking, but use Taylors to monitor the temp at the grate. My teammates, for whatever hairbrained reason, do not like my thermapen. Men can be so strange.

Oh, and Griff . . . you refer to yourself as a 'gray haired fat old lawyer' . . . I never noticed you to be fat
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I like my thermapen for checking the internal temp of what's cooking, but use Taylors to monitor the temp at the grate. My teammates, for whatever hairbrained reason, do not like my thermapen. Men can be so strange.

Oh, and Griff . . . you refer to yourself as a 'gray haired fat old lawyer' . . . I never noticed you to be fat
He was wearing a loose fitting flannel...
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