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  • The Bearded Smoker
    Former Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 3

    Thermometer

    I am looking for a good meat thermometer that wont empty my wallet...suggestions?
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 5941
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    #2
    Leave-in or rapid read?

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    • Reds Fan 5
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2014
      • 247
      • Western Springs, IL
      • Equipment
        Weber Genesis Gas
        Weber 22" Kettle (black)
        Smokenator
        Slow N Sear

        Thermometers
        Maverick 732 Redi-Chek
        Thermopop

        Fuel
        Kingsford Blue Bag
        Kingsford Professional

        Wood
        Apple (chunks)
        Mesquite (chunks)
        Hickory (chunks)
        Oak (chunks)

        Beverages
        Beer: Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale; Goose Island 312; Goose Island Green Line; Revolution Anti-Hero IPA; Lagunitas IPA

        Bourbon: Basil Hayden
        Rye: George Dickel
        Cocktail: Manhattan

        Personal
        Married, one child (son)
        Originally from Indianapolis, IN. Currently live in Chicago's Western Suburbs (near Meathead!)
        Associate Dean at Chicago area university

      #3
      Thermopop is a great value for instant read. The Maverick leave-ins reviewed on the free site are also good value.

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 11850
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Thermopop for instant read and Dot for leave in.

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        • MBMorgan
          MBMorgan commented
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          Yup.

        • HawkerXP
          HawkerXP commented
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          Yup, Yup
      • Huskee
        Pit Boss
        • May 2014
        • 14548
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #5
        Welcome! Start here for thermometer reviews, ratings, & info. LOTS of good ones in all price ranges.

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        • DavidNorcross
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1043
          • Virginia
          • Rec Tec RT-680
            Coleman RoadTrip LXX
            Javelin Pro Duo
            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

          #6
          What they said. However, I have also read that this is a good value for the money. https://abcbarbecue.com/product/maverick-pt-55/

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          • mountainsmoker
            Club Member
            • Jun 2019
            • 1699
            • Bryson City, NC

            #7
            The ThermoPops are great instant reads for a first quick reading time thermometer. As soon as you can get a two probe that you can you put one in the meat and one reads the temp at grill level. I have a ThermoPro ET-732 that has worked well for 5 years that was about $55 Don't know if it is still made but there are still plenty out there as has been pointed out.

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            • Attjack
              Club Member
              • Aug 2017
              • 3621
              • Primo XL
                Weber 26"
                Weber 22"
                Weber 22"
                Weber 18"
                Weber Jumbo Joe
                Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
                Weber Smokey Joe
                Orion Smoker

                DigiQ DX2
                Slow 'N Sear XL
                Arteflame 26.75" Insert

                Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
                - With Rear Infrared Burner
                - With Infrared Sear Burner
                - With Rotisserie
                Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
                Weber Spirit 210
                - With Grillgrates
                ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
                Weber Q2200

                Blackstone Pizza Oven

                Portable propane burners (3)
                Propane turkey Fryer

                Fire pit grill

              #8
              I'm still using a Maverick ET732 for leave in. Still works great. You might want to get the new model though. For instant read I like Thermopen and Thermopop depending on your budget.
              Last edited by Attjack; July 8th, 2019, 04:50 PM.

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              • mountainsmoker
                mountainsmoker commented
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                I agree still have mine after several years and is still rated a Platinum medal my the folks here. Price is only about $55 on Amazon. You really need both to do Q
            • klflowers
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 2779
              • Tennessee

              #9
              I have a couple of Maverick Thermapen instant reads that work great. For leave in, I have the Maverick ET-732 and the XR-50. Both of those are excellent products.

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 7166
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #10
                Ya know that place between yer finger & yer thumb in the palm of yer hand, well, ferget it. Never mind. 🕶

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                • HawkerXP
                  HawkerXP commented
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                  LoL that's what you slap yourself with when you don't use your thermometer!

                  I buy Thermo Pops when on sale. I buy more than 5 get better price. I give them out to people like yourself The Bearded Smoker just because they are such a game changer.
                  Last edited by HawkerXP; July 8th, 2019, 06:48 PM. Reason: just do it

                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
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                  Hey, it’s better than an ear lobe.

                • Attjack
                  Attjack commented
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                  Works pretty well actually. That said I even travel with a thermometer because why not?

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