Anybody use a Thermapen?

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Postby tlael » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:03 pm

JoeHPhil wrote:Where do you get the shrink tubing?


I have hundreds, if not thousands, of feet of the stuff.
Shoot me a PM if you want me to bring some to the August 4 meeting.
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Postby Kerth » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:59 pm

Got my heat shrink at H D. Elec. dept.
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Postby RobertHSmith » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:38 am

Homedepot and Lowes both have shrink tubing.

I have used it in the past in combination with silicon sealant with ok success. Eventually water still got into the sensor and f'd it up.

I've been using the cork method as long as I have been brewing and it works well.

I have been looking at the $$$ electronic thermometers too and just can't bring myself to buy one. There are so many other things you can spend that money on.
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Postby tlael » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:50 pm

Since I forgot this the last two times... I have the shrink tube in the car and it will be at the meeting tonight.
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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby SteveO » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm

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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby turkeyjerky214 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:46 pm

You know my girlfriend just mentioned to me at dinner tonight that it's been forever since I've bought any new brewing gear.....
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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby jfwiedner » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:02 am

http://www.thermoworks.com/ is offering a discount on new Thermapens (http://thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/) as long as you don't mind the color teal for $79 (while supplies last).
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If you buy the Thermapen Zip Wallet Black for $9.00
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it will put your order over $85.00 and they will throw in a free TimeStick
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(http://www.thermoworks.com/products/timers/timestick.html).

FedEx Ground (3 days to St. Louis from Lindon, UT 84042) is $3.99.

This is the best deal on a new Thermapen I have seen in a little while. I ordered mine this morning.
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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby Rick Chiodini » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:40 am

I purchased a Thermapen a couple years ago mainly for smoking and grilling and I absolutly love it, not cheap but worth the money in the long run.
I did get the silicone cover along with the black case for protection.
Also the Thermapen I purchased is purple just because its the fastest color!

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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby blksabbath » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:00 am

I got one a couple of months ago when they had a $69 NIB sale....they had about 10 colors available too. It's worth every penny in my opinion. I also got an nice infrared thermometer from them for 50%.

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Re: Anybody use a Thermapen?

Postby dvdaniels » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:01 pm

I took the cheapskate option and bought one of their RT600C models. There are reviews of how well it holds if accidentally submerged and for me that was a great selling point. A friend of mine has the reference Thermapen and we tested it side by side. It was dead on both boiling and near freezing. When I got mine they were on sale for $16 and that was one of the better purchases I have made. The probe cover snaps on to the other end of the thermometer and makes for an excellent handle.

The review is here http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2014/06/ha ... ast-2.html
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