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Old 08-26-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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Thermapen do you have it?

Hello,

I have a question about the thermapen thermometer. I'm going to buy but I have one question about it. How do you know if the internal temp of lets say a 5 inch piece of meat if you only insert 1/8" of the probe? The current one that I have polder I have to enter the whole probe to the middle to know the internal temp.

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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You still insert the probe halfway into the meat, so it's in the center. It's just the very tip that registers the temperature.
If I am understanding your question right.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Yes, two of them. ~ Insert the probe into the center of the thickest part of the meat etc.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Thank you both!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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You're welcome.
That said, I'm not all that impressed with my Thermapen. My $14 Taylor did pretty much the same thing. They make some thin probe thermometers, also.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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I love my Thermapen although it failed me last time I used it. I was brewing beer for the first time and was using my pen to ensure everything was at the right temp. The battery decided to give up as soon as I started and everything was showing 1500 degrees or more.
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I love my Thermapen although it failed me last time I used it. I was brewing beer for the first time and was using my pen to ensure everything was at the right temp. The battery decided to give up as soon as I started and everything was showing 1500 degrees or more.

That stinks. I hope you have a back up.

What kind of beer are you making, GB?
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Nope, no backup. But I figured people have been making beer for thousands of years without thermometers so I should be fine.

This is my first attempt. It is a summer wheat beer.
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I hope it turns out for you. I've never made beer. I'm committed to the demand side of the supply and demand formula.
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lol, demand side here, too
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