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Old 10-23-2009, 03:27 AM   #21
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it looks like some of these are on back order / not available.

anyone else have any suggestions for a good digital thermometer.
thermapen, srsly
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:30 AM   #22
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:47 AM   #23
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I have this traceable model and I am completely happy with it. It's a bargain at $38.46. The replaceable type "k" thermocouple is included as is a carrying case"

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9121045

I've been using it for more than a year and find it to be rugged, reliable and very accurate. It is also user calibratable, but have never found it to be out of calibration. It will accept any "k" type probe, but the included one serves my purposes just fine.

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Old 10-23-2009, 03:58 AM   #24
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Thermoworks really backs up their warranty as well. I had an older model Thermapen go bad on me. Thermoworks was very nice about it, offered me a few different repair/replacement options and was just easy to work with. I have since received and brewed with the MTC and strongly recommend it to any brewer. You simply cannot beat the quality of the product and the quality of the support behind it.

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:21 AM   #25
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I'm buying a thermapen. I'm not even biting on the sale price for the old ones, I am going for the splash proof, 0.1*F resolution, shiny new bulletproof one.

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I just ordered the Cole-Parmer today.
http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9121045

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So a couple of hours after I ordered my Cole-Parmer thermoprobe, I look at ebay and here is what I found for sale in abundant quantities for a lot less $ (2nd photo). Very striking similarities don't ya think? I'm sure I'll get better customer service from Cole-Parmer since they are in IL and not Hong Kong. I'm seeing $28 including shipping on eeeebay


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Old 11-24-2009, 12:33 AM   #28
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So a couple of hours after I ordered my Cole-Parmer thermoprobe, I look at ebay and here is what I found for sale in abundant quantities for a lot less $ (2nd photo). Very striking similarities don't ya think? I'm sure I'll get better customer service from Cole-Parmer since they are in IL and not Hong Kong. I'm seeing $28 including shipping on eeeebay


Similar yes; identical no. On the plus side for the Hong Kong version is that it can monitor two probes at the same time and it includes two probes. I also saw those on Ebay. I am curious about this note they put in following the specs:

"Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying."

I wonder if any of that applies to the USA buyers. I doubt it.

The biggest difference that I can see between the two is that the Cole Parmer model is a "Traceable", meaning it is lab calibrated and certified. The Hong Cong model does not seem to be. I think they are both made in China as is almost everything these days.

The Hong Kong mode sure does have a hot price. I would buy one if I didn't already have the Cole Parmer unit. Might buy one anyway at that price just to have a backup. Might just buy two of them.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:44 PM   #29
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Ok how about this, would it be possible to connect this to the type k readout.

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...824045cb9af4e1

do you need an adapter or can you simply take apart the existing plug and use it.

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+1 to Thermapen. I scored one as a gift, used it yesterday and the brew was much less stessful for hitting temps. It really did smooth things out. It's pricey, and I had hesitated to buy one for myself, but now that I have it, I'll encourage others. And I should have bought it a year ago.

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