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#4518635 - 09/17/17 02:20 PM BBQ thermometer
Oldtom Offline

Registered: 07/05/14
Posts: 272
Loc: Maryland
Good Afternoon - I like to grill all year and my BBQ thermometer is dying. I try to be careful when grilling chicken and want the core of each piece to be 165 degrees or higher. Can anyone suggest a quick reading, probe type thermometer for grilling?

Thanks in advance for any advice :-)

#4518670 - 09/17/17 03:01 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
dave123 Offline

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 2231
Loc: wi
No suggestions haven't used one in years chicken juice runs clear it's done only advice I can give ya.

#4518687 - 09/17/17 03:19 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
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We use a ThermoWorks Classic Thermapen. It's excellent.
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#4518717 - 09/17/17 03:54 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 2941
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I have a Weber thermometer from Home Depot . $9.99 with good reviews. Basic, but works great.

#4518761 - 09/17/17 04:45 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
danez_yoda Offline

Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 390
Loc: texas
Used the $10 weber for years. It takes a several seconds (like 5-10) to get to the final temprature which is along time over a hot grill. I switched to the thermoworks thermopen and it reads in 2-3 seconds. The simple matter is the needle is much smaller so less thermal mass to overcome. Otherwise it is the same as the weber. Big price jump at $80 ve $10 but an noticable difference every time you use it is worth it to me.

#4518763 - 09/17/17 04:48 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
Wasatch1 Offline

Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT This is a good option if you don't want to spend the money on a thermapen.
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#4519026 - 09/17/17 09:57 PM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
MrHorspwer Offline

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1400
Loc: Michigan
Thermoworks Thermapen or ThermoPop... you can't go wrong with either one. Thermapen is a bit quicker. ThermoPop is much cheaper.

Funny story... This morning I was catching up on a couple episodes of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke I had recorded. Maverick is a show sponsor and Raichlen uses one of their instant read thermometers when on-screen. In between segments, they often show some behind-the-scenes takes. The show's behind-the-scenes chefs don't use Maverick: Two of them had ThermoPops tucked into their aprons.

#4519094 - 09/18/17 01:00 AM Re: BBQ thermometer [Re: Oldtom]
raytseng Offline

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2271
Loc: CA
maverick for long cooks and oven/remote monitoring, thermoworks for instaread.

suggest you pick up a few thermopops either for gifts,spares and to amortize shipping.

think of it this way. 1 piece of ruined (overcooked) meat pays for the thermometer.

Edited by raytseng (09/18/17 01:03 AM)