Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!

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Post by nicko » 2 years ago

I got the same sort mate, refurbished and never had a drama with it, I love it for brewing and cooking and my wife has started using it too, very cool device.

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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

How quick are they exactly nicko?
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Post by nicko » 2 years ago

Exactly three seconds mate, fast and awesome.
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Post by mally » 2 years ago

Welcome to the club Nicko!

Mine is nearly 3 years old now, still going strong, same battery etc. :thumbs:
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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

Thermo pen arrived today. MillMaster mill should arrive tomorrow. My next brew day is going to heaps of fun
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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

I discovered that the word "thermapen" is vulgar and prohibited for use by eBay.
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Post by joshua » 2 years ago

"Thermopen" is only Vulgar Slang when using "Dutch Oven" in the same Sentence.
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Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!

Post by nosco » 2 years ago

Lol. I've been testing it out on ice and boiling water. I never thought of that thanks Joshua. I'll have to wait till my wife is asleep though.


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Post by nicko » 2 years ago

nosco wrote:Finally ordered a thermapen. My last brew was lacking in acurate/quick temp readings. plus it was cheap

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/371301661764

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/291426972118

I got the moustache one :mrgreen:
You'll love it mate, I also use it on most cooked meats, there's a huge difference between cooked chicken (75C), and overlooked chicken, I didn't know I'd been overlooking for years. Just be careful not to let it hit bone, messes up the read as the bones get pretty hot, insert into the chunkiest part of the meat, like a chicken thigh.

Enjoy! :salute: :clap:
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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

Ive got an old webber out side that i hvnt used much. I might have to fire it up again
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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

Hopefully gonna brew my first stout this friday so ill test it then :D
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Post by nicko » 2 years ago

nosco wrote:Ive got an old webber out side that i hvnt used much. I might have to fire it up again
It's worth the time! If you've got a Facebook account, jump onto the Webber addicts page (called something like that), some great ideas on there!

Good luck with the stout! might go refrigerate a bottle in your honour.

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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

The Therma Pen (eBay friendly spelling) worked a treat on my stout brew tonight. Im not sure if to do with the quick response time but it read 3C higher than my other 2 thermometers on the strike water temp. It also confirmed for me that I have a problem with holding mash temps and although it doesnt really matter I was also able for the first time measure the temp of the grain before mash in :smoke:

Ill assume for now that it reads accurate temps but that aside the quick read times makes brewing a hell of alot easier.
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Post by Rick » 2 years ago

Good deal going on right now for a thermapen ... https://twitter.com/seriouseats/status/ ... 4929051649

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nosco wrote:The Therma Pen (eBay friendly spelling) worked a treat on my stout brew tonight. Im not sure if to do with the quick response time but it read 3C higher than my other 2 thermometers on the strike water temp. It also confirmed for me that I have a problem with holding mash temps and although it doesnt really matter I was also able for the first time measure the temp of the grain before mash in :smoke:

Ill assume for now that it reads accurate temps but that aside the quick read times makes brewing a hell of alot easier.
I bought 2 different thermometers from thermoworks( thermopen maker). I tested them just at ambient temps and they were almost 2°C different. They may be fast but we can't assume that they are accurate.
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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

That kinda sucks but i guess it really doesn't matter. Ive kinda been working on a mini herms to try and get my mash temps stable (after 21 brews lol) but until then i cant really experiment with mash temps. Still happy with my beer though.

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Post by nosco » 2 years ago

I guess you could calibrate them but that's no guarantee that it will be accurate. I just found out you can calibrate them hence late reply lol


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Post by mally » 2 years ago

Just out of interest Lumpy, were these both "Thermapens" or just Thermoworks thermometers?

Just check the specifications of the model you bought. The Thermapen should be +/- 0.4C, others can be much more variable, so 2C difference is still within specification (if they are +/- 1C each as an example).
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Post by Lumpy5oh » 2 years ago

One is a +/- 1° the other is .5°. They were hovering today within range.
My post wasn't complaining about the difference. I mainly wanted to illustrate the danger in relying on one thermometer.
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Post by robertz64 » 1 year ago

My kettle thermometer poked a hole in my grain bag. Would it be wise to remove it and rely on my Thermapen?

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Post by Mad_Scientist » 1 year ago

I would keep it. It's nice to have a handle on the temps down there between the bag and kettle wall. From what a read, brewers use a spoon to cover it during the bag pull.

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Post by robertz64 » 1 year ago

Tech support at Ss Brewing suggest sliding a short length of silicon tubing over the tip.
I will try to avoid hitting it when stirring. Maybe the potato masher is better than a spoon.
Thanks for your suggestion.
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