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Old 04-01-2014, 09:35 PM   #11
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Another vote for Thermapen. Sufe they are expensive but difinitely woth it. When I bought mine I wonder why I waited so long. Fast and accurate, what more could you ask for?

I cook a lot and it sees a lot of use in the kitchen too.

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:49 PM   #12
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Was using a $20 CDN digital and having trouble with FGs. When I suspected my thermometer was the culprit, I asked the missus for a Thermapen for Xmas. After I got my Thermapen, I checked the two side-by-side at mash temp and the ol' CDN was reading 4°F low, even though it was within 1° at freezing (+1°) & boiling (-1°). Problem solved!

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:09 PM   #13
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Maverick makes a product that i personally like more then the thermapen, and I own both. Just get whichever one you can find cheaper.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:25 PM   #14
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I use this Comark product and have been very happy with it:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001U59MDA/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:45 PM   #15
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I wanted one with a cord so that I could leave it in my kettle, MLT, or HLT to monitor temps from the outside. The problem was that the corded ones kept dying on me. Somewhere on here, someone recommended this Extech thermometer. It has been fantastic! I don't have a way of measuring to see how accurate it is, but I always hit my temps and boiling water reads 212. I try not to submerge the whole probe, but I have accidentally on several occasions and it keeps chugging along. I've done maybe 10 AG brews with it. For $25 I'm VERY pleased with it.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:32 PM   #16
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Thermapen and they are wort proof also I dropped mine in boiling wort pulled it out rinsed it off and it still works great for over a year now..

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:22 AM   #17
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Been looking for a quick reading digital thermometer. just placed an order for the thermapen. watched a youtube demo of it and damn, 2 sec reading..... im sold.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:39 AM   #18
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Are the thermometers that mount to coolers and kettles accurate over several years?
Great thread. I'm definitely going to have to check out the thremapen.

As far as the big hard-mounted thermometers go, the one I've been using has been pretty good. Its the ~2" model made by Fermentap and I have it mounted to my mash tun. Checked it against every other thermometer I have a while back (checking them all against each other) and it did as good as my digital ones.

The only knock I have against it is that it sometimes hangs up inside. I've gotten into the habit if giving it a tap with a knuckle on the glass before I read it. Sometimes it jumps a few degrees. The temp it jumps to is accurate but the need to tap it first is a little disconcerting.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #19
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Thermapen has a sale for Mother's Day... Buy one for you, one for mom.. $85/ea

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