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Old 02-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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My other thermometer is on the fritz, im having some FG inconsistencies im looking to isolate, and I do a lot of cooking..

At least thats how I justified spending 86 bucks on a thermometer..or thermocouple rather...

I'm pumped. Cant wait til this thing is off my statement so I can really enjoy it.



 
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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I've been on the fence for the past couple of months on getting one. Perhaps if I read a post later this month about how your efficiency jumped by five points I'll pull the trigger too!


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Old 02-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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Ha...Im not worried about efficiency. I concerned with concistency of mash temps. My ability to hit them is only as good as the number on my thermometer.


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Sign up for their email list and get 10% off and free shipping. Best deal out there unless thermapen runs a sale, which is relatively infrequent.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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or buy "open box" for a little less

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...sale_2013.html

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Bought one several months ago for use in slow and low cooking on a Big Green Egg.

For my uses, they are worth every penny because of their nearly instant accuracy.

Now that I have joined the home brew community, the Thermapen takes on additional importance.

If you want to read the temperature of a material that you can poke a point into, and read that temperature quickly and with accuracy, the Thermapen is worth a good, hard, look at.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
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or buy "open box" for a little less

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...sale_2013.html
HA....i saw that a few weeks ago and found numerous dead links to open box sales....oh well. I only payed about 9 more for mine shipped.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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Good decision on the Thermapen. You won't regret it.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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I love my thermapen. Had it for about 2 years. Priceless for brewing and cooking. You will be pleased.

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:19 AM   #10
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Good decision on the Thermapen. You won't regret it.
2nd!! I have an old cooper I used for HVAC work that cost 700$ and the thermapen takes better temps. But lots has changed in the last 15years.



 
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