Category Archives: Thermometers

ChefAlarm Timer and Thermometer – $40 via Open Box Sale + Hands on Review

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The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.

Open Box Sale: ThermoWorks has a huge open box sale.  Units are like new and come with a full warranty.  That sale brings this great thermometer down to just $15. Open Box Sale at ThermoWorks! – Note that you must use this private landing page to get the deal.  The standard product pages will not show the discount.

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm – $59 – OR – $40 via Open Box Sale

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm | Pro Series Probes

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Enter to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer!

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ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [Review] is a stellar brewing and cooking thermometer.  It boasts a number of great improvements and features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.

Read more about the Thermapen Mk4 at ThermoWorks

ThermoWorks is giving one lucky Homebrew Finds Reader a free Thermapen Mk4!


Related: Private Open Box Sale at ThermoWorks – Discounts a slew of great gear.  Open box units include full factory warranty. Limited supply. Note that you must use this private landing page to get the deal.  The standard product pages will not show discounts.


Entering the Giveaway:

  1. Subscribe to Homebrew Finds email newsletter – with any contact preference.  Learn more about daily digest and alert email options.  If you’re an active subscriber… You’re already entered to win by this mechanism!  We value our subscribers!
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  3. Tweet the Following (exactly, no quotes): “I’m entering to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer via @homebrewfinds and @geartrails http://wp.me/p4OunZ-326K”.  Tweet this only once.  Do not tweet the contest entry tweet multiple times.  Doing so is a violation of Twitter rules and will make you ineligible to win.

Using these mechanisms you can gain up to three entries in this contest.

Note: Although you can gain an entry to this giveaway by subscribing to Gear Trails email newsletter, this promotion will not be run on Gear Trails.  This is a Homebrew Finds giveaway.  Psst… We will run a second (and completely separate) Thermapen Mk4 giveaway on Gear Trails in the near future.  Subscribing to Gear Trails newsletter now will effectively enter you in both drawings as long as you remain subscribed through the second giveaway.

Official Rules:

  1. You must be 18 or older to enter this contest.
  2. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.
  3. Shipping is also free.  Winner will receive prize directly from ThermoWorks.
  4. Do not tweet the contest entry tweet multiple times.  Doing so is a violation of Twitter rules and will make you ineligible to win.
  5. If your entry is drawn, you will be contacted by email or Twitter (depending on your entry mechanism) to notify you of your win.  You have 24 hours to respond and acknowledge your win.  If you don’t respond within 24 hours, we’ll draw another winner.
  6. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM Central Time on September 27, 2017.
  7. Winner will be announced, via an edit to this post, after acknowledgement by email.  To preserve readers privacy, we’ll only share first name or initials.
  8. Void where prohibited.

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ThermoWorks RT600C – $15 – via Open Box Sale + Hands on Review

RT600C SUPER-FAST ® POCKET THERMOMETER - WHITE, CHARCOAL, OR YELLOW

RT600C Digital thermometer [Review – previous version] from ThermoWorks makers of the nearly universally lauded Thermapen

Features: Highest accuracy in its class, to ±0.9°F (±0.5°C), Range from -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C)
IP65 waterproof rating, 5-6 second Super-Fast® probe, 4.7-inch probe length for deeper reach
5,000-hour battery life, 2-year warranty.

This is a great home brewing thermometer that I can confidently recommend.  It’s accurate, has a quick response time and it is waterproof.  Waterproof as in… toss it in the dishwasher kind of waterproof.  Take the temperature of your strike water, mash, sparge water, starter wort and lots more.

More About the RT600C

The RT600C digital pocket thermometer has been Rated #1 by a leading Cook’s Magazine. This ThermoWorks digital pocket thermometer reads temperatures in just 5 seconds. A Super-Fast® digital thermometer, the RT600C is currently in use in thousands of restaurants, food plants, labs and is carried by health inspectors worldwide. It’s the perfect instant-read thermometer, and the affordable choice for home or commercial use. Now in 3 colors!

Improved Accuracy
The RT600C is a super accurate pocket thermometer that’s accurate to ±0.9°F – up to 212°F. This accuracy is only found in professional thermometers. The RT600C has been thoroughly tested against NIST-traceable standards.

Speed
The RT600C digital pocket thermometer is faster than any other thermometer in this price range! The reduced tip is only 1/16″ diameter and complies with USDA meat thermometer requirements. Fully speed-tested in the ThermoWorks Standards Lab to ensure the thermometer reaches within 1°F of the final temperature in only 5-6 seconds (at any temperature in the range).

Long 4.7-inch Probe
Reach into the center of roasts and keep hands away from hot surfaces with the 4.7-inch probe. Store the RT600C when not in use with a convenient probe cover which doubles as an extension handle for an even longer reach.

Longer Battery Life
The RT600C digital pocket thermometer uses a reliable CR2032 battery with circuit improvements to reliably allow for 5,000 hours of continuous thermometer use between battery changes.

Max/Min Function
The RT600C digital pocket thermometer saves the highest and lowest temperatures since your last reset. The thermometer is great for checking dishwasher, fridge or freezer temps. When you pull your roast or turkey from the oven, insert the instant-read thermometer and leave it while the meat rests so you know the highest temperature reading. Max/Min records the high and low over a period of up to 1 hour, when the auto-off shuts the unit down. Max/Min will start with new values when the thermometer is turned back on.

Auto-Off after 1 Hour
If left on, the RT600C digital pocket thermometer will automatically shut down after 1 hour; still long enough to make the Max/Min function useful. What good is Max/Min memory if the thermometer turns off too soon? If you need to record Max/Min for longer than 1 hour, see the RT600B, that does not have an Auto-Off feature, for recording over longer periods.

Tough Commercial Design
The RT600C digital pocket thermometer has been designed with minimal food and grime traps. Rubberized button panels are sealed and withstand temperatures to 190°F (for commercial dishwasher testing). No welded or braised joints on the thermometer probe that would shelter microbes or create likely breakage points. The RT600C is designed to survive short term, shallow immersion – you can wash the thermometer under the tap or use it with wet hands. Rated to IP65. NSF approved for use in commercial food applications.

Warranty
The RT600C comes with a two-year coverage on material and workmanship including any failure in the thermometer circuit. Includes online, email and phone access to the ThermoWorks technical service group.

 

As of this posting, this is marked down to $19.  Check ThermoWorks for up to the minute price and availability.

Open Box Sale: ThermoWorks has a huge open box sale.  Units are like new and come with a full warranty.  That sale brings this great thermometer down to just $15. Open Box Sale at ThermoWorks! – Note that you must use this private landing page to get the deal.  The standard product pages will not show the discount.

RT600C SUPER-FAST POCKET THERMOMETER – OR – $15 via Open Box Sale

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ThermoWorks Open Box Sale – Thermapen, ChefAlarm, TimeStick & More

ThermoWorks is a having a private open box sale on a bunch of their gear including the Classic Thermapen [Review], ChefAlarm [Review], ThermoPop, TimeStick, RT600C [Review] and more.  Units are like new and come with a full warranty.

Open Box Sale at ThermoWorks! – Note that you must use this private landing page to get the deal.  The standard product pages will not show the discount.

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[Reader Tip] – Albott Non-contact IR Infrared Thermometer – $9.99 w/instant coupon

Thanks to HBF Reader Tony for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Albott Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58~788℉(-50 ~ 420℃),Battery Included

Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun. -50°C to +420°C /-58 °F to +788°F; Accuracy: ±1.5% or ±1.5℃.  Backlit LCD screen.

Since this is no touch, you can check the temp of yeast washing and yeast rehydration water and your starter wort without the risk of infection.  I find mine particularly useful for rehydrating yeast.

Infrared thermometers should not be considered a direct replacement for your standard thermometer.  A quality IR thermometer will give you a close approximation of surface temperatures.  Note that steam seems to throw off readings.  Uses include: Contained yeast rehydration water, chilled wort or starter temperature, kegerator, fermenter or fermenation area and beer tasting samples.  If you’re looking for a standard thermometer, consider these two Top FindsCDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen

9/18/17 9:30 PM Central: This is selling for $12.99. Apply coupon code D8W9CIMF and the price drops to $9.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Albott Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58~788℉(-50 ~ 420℃),Battery Included

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Taylor Precision Commercial NSF Listed Waterproof Thermometer – $6.66 + Free Add On Shipping

Taylor Precision Products Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

Taylor 9842 Commercial Digital Thermometer by Taylor Precision.  Waterproof.  Easy Read 4 digit LCD display.  5″ stem.  Includes antibacterial storage sleeve.  Reads -40 to 450 deg F.  NSF listed.  Includes 1 yr warranty.

I’ve owned this thermometer since March of 2010.  This has regularly gotten soaked and sometimes accidentally submersed.  As of July 2017 that original unit is still working great.

9/17/17 3 PM Central: This has dropped to just $6.66. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Taylor Precision Products Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

Brewing Thermometer Reviews…

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Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer… $79.20 – Save 20%

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ThermoWorks is marking down their stellar Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [Review] by 20% to $79.20.  This ties for the best price I’ve seen on a brand new Mk4 and matches last year’s Black Friday pricing.  This is a great deal!

This was set to end yesterday, 9/15. but has been extended through today.  Here’s a second chance if you missed out.

The Thermapen Mk4 boasts a number of great improvements and features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.

Save 20% on Thermapen Mk4!

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Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

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