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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Faulty Probe Announcement + Two Sales

CHEFALARM ® MODEL #TX-1100-XX (SELECT FROM 9 COLORS)

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo.  It tracks highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  The easy to read screen also has a backlight feature.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.

Over the past few months I have received word from several HBF Readers that their probes had failed.  I contacted ChefAlarm to see what was going on.  After some back and forth they determined that some of the first run of Pro-Series Needle Probes had manufacturing issues that caused early failure.  Those issues have now been addressed.

ThermoWorks has awesome customer support.  They are doing two things to make up for this issue.

1.  If you’re in the group that received a faulty probe, my contact at ThermoWorks wants you to know that these are completely replaceable under warranty.  Get with ThermoWorks and they will send you at a brand new Pro-Series Needle Probe.  Contact Customer Support

2,  A newer probe option has since been released that may be a better fit for taking mash temperatures and deep immersion.  This probe is now being recommended to homebrewers.  I asked ThermoWorks to discount this probe for you as part of this announcement and they kindly obliged knocking 30% off the probe.  It’s available on the probe tab and is called the “PRO-SERIES® HIGH TEMP 12 INCH PROBE”.  The discount brings it down to $14.70.  Note that this probe is not submersible.  Only go with this option if 12″ is tall enough (with your setup) to keep the probe from being full submersible.  If it is not, the submersible Pro-Series Needle probe is still your best bet.

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ThermoWorks Private Open Box Sale!

thermoworks open box sale

ThermoWorks just launched a private open box sale.  All units are said to be like new… “All units are like new. Some are sales demos, from returns, have minor cosmetic flaws, or are refurbished but all ship in like-new condition with full warranty. ”

Included in the mix are the ChefAlarm, DOT, TimeStick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Infrared Thermometer Model IRK-2, ThermoPop, TempTest 1, Fridge and Freezer Thermometers (for monitoring fermentation or kegerator temps) and more.

Note that you must use the Private Sale Landing Page to get the sale price.  No coupon code is needed.

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Free TimeStick with $99 Purchase – Save $25!

ThermoWorks Timestick

For a limited time ThermoWorks is throwing in a free Yellow TimeStick Timer with any purchase of $99 or more.  No coupon or promo code is required.

ThermoWorks Timestick

That means you can pick up that Thermapen Thermometer (review) you’ve had your eye and get an TimeStick Timer thrown in for free.  That’s a savings of $25.

TimeStick Thermometer – Free with $99 order

Thermapen

Hands On: Thermapen Thermometer – includes accuracy and response time tests

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Introducing ThermoWorks’ TimeStick Trio + Hands on Review

TIMESTICK TRIO

The ThermoWorks TimeStick has been around for quite some time.  I’ve owned two and used them extensively.  If you’re not familiar with ThermoWorks, they are the makers of the nearly universally lauded Thermapen – Review and along those lines produce quality equipment.

ThermoWorks has just released the TimeStick Trio.  That unit features three independent timers and is available to order as of this posting.

ThermoWorks kindly provided me with a pre-release unit and to prove that they are fans of homebrewing they have also lifted the media embargo just for Homebrew Finds.  That means you’re hearing it here first.  Their official announcement, along with other website’s coverage will come later.

Check it out – Here

Also Consider – Thermapen Open Box Sale

On to the review…

ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio ReviewIn the box.  It reads – 3 Timers in One, Easy to Set, Start & Stop, Backlit Display, Neck Lanyard

TIMESTICK TRIO thermoworks reviewBack of the box

TIMESTICK TRIO thermoworks reviewTop of the back of the box.  It reads…

“TimeStick Trio is the easiest-to-use triple timer in the world. Each of the three timers has its own display with its own Set and Start/Stop buttons. No confusion on how to set a timer, how much time is left, which one is sounding or how to stop any of the three.

Directly set your times on the rubberized and sealed numeric keypad. All the operations can be done in one hand. No Up/Down buttons that over-run your settings. When you set a Count-Down time, the Start button starts the timer. When the alarm sounds, a Count-Up starts so you know how long since the alarm sounded. Pause and continue any timer at any time. Each alarm has a distinct beep pattern so you can tell which alarm is sounding.

To use as a Count-Up Timer, simply start at 00:00:00 and hit Start. It’s like having three separate stopwatches in one.

Use Trio in the dark with the bright backlight. Hang Trio from your neck, slip it in a pocket or mount it to a magnetic surface. Rugged commercial construction and splash proof seals protect Trio from messy kitchens, sports or pool side use. The keypad can be locked to prevent accidentally disrupting a timer operation. Durability and super-simplicity make TimeStick Trio a solid value.”

TimeStick Trio ReviewBottom of the back of the box

TimeStick Trio ReviewUnboxed.  To the right you can see the included CR2032 Lithium Battery.

TimeStick Trio ReviewBack of the TimeStick Trio.  A built in magnet can be seen on the top third along with the battery door to the bottom.  The battery door features an oring for water resistance.  The TimeStick Trio is splash proof but directions say not to submerge the unit.

TimeStick Trio ReviewFront of the TimeStick Trio

TimeStick Trio ReviewEach of the three timers have corresponding set buttons on the side

TimeStick Trio ReviewIn addition to separate set buttons for each timer, the other side features independent Start/Stop buttons.  ThermoWorks set out to make an easy to use three timer device.  That’s really one of the areas where this shines.  The corresponding buttons make it easy to quickly set, start and stop the three timers individually.

TimeStick Trio ReviewBacklit display

TimeStick Trio ReviewFor size comparison, next to the original TimeStick

TimeStick Trio ReviewMultiple timers set

TimeStick Trio ReviewMultiple timers going.  Note that each timer plays a distinct sound pattern so you can tell what’s what.

TimeStick Trio ReviewTimers can be either up or down.  To set a down timer just hit the set button, key in the time on the number pad and hit set.  To set an up timer just set the time to zero and hit the start button.  You can easily tell if a timer is up or down on the display.  Notice the middle timer in this picture reads up with the top and bottom timers read down.

75per_img_7837Resetting the timers is also easy.  Hitting the set button once resets the corresponding timer to the last set time.  Hitting zero, clears the timer.

TimeStick Trio ReviewHere are the included instructions.

TimeStick Trio ReviewThe included magnet makes it handy.  Here is the Trio stuck to my fermentation deep freeze.

I haven’t had the TimeStick Trio long, but first impressions are that this thing is classic ThermoWorks – well designed and thought out and well built.  The multiple timers make it a huge win for homebrewers.  Thank you to ThermoWorks for providing an evaluation unit and for choosing to make this initial announcement to… homebrewers.  Kudos to ThermoWorks.

Check it out – Here

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ThermoWorks – “Oops We Goofed” Sale

ThermoWorks Thermopop Sale

ThermoWorks makers of the nearly universally lauded Thermapen – Review – kicked off a sale yesterday that included a 50% discount on Pro Series Needle Probes for the ChefAlarm, 50% off an IR Thermometer, 25% Off the TempTest 1 and 30% Off the Big & Loud Timer.  The notification email also mentioned 25% off the ThermoPop, but… It was only supposed to be marked down 14%.  After realizing their error, ThermoWorks went ahead and marked it down 25%.  Nice!  ChefAlarm – IR Thermometer – TempTest 1 – Big & Loud Timer – ThermoPop

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Reader Tip: 50% Off Pro Series Probes! for ThermoWorks ChefAlarm + Review

Thanks to HBF Reader Andy for this tip!

CHEFALARM ® MODEL #TX-1100-XX (SELECT FROM 9 COLORS)

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer Combo is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo.  It tracks highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  The easy to read screen also has a backlight feature.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.

Enter Andy’s Tip: “I recently bought the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm, and regretted not getting the available needle probe in the same order since the needle probe is actually waterproof, which makes it great for the mash. The cost plus shipping made it a little more than I wanted to spend.  Now the probe is on sale for half-off, plus as an added bonus the low cost gets it into the $3 USPS shipping category, which brought my total to $11! Bought!”

To get the probe, scroll down and view the Probes tab on the linked ChefAlarm page.  Look for the Pro-Series Needle Probe Model: TX-1002X-NP.

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm – $59 – Pro Series Probe – $8

Related: Inventory Reduction Sale – Tip: ThermoWorks Available via Amazon

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Extended: ThermoWorks Inventory Reduction Sale – Thermapen, RT600C, ChefAlarm and More

This sale was originally set to end back on the 5th.  It was extended to today…

ThermoWorks Inventory Reduction Sale

ThermoWorks has put a number of great items on sale as part of a Inventory Reduction Sale.  These are billed as the lowest prices of the year.  Included in the mix is the nearly universally lauded Thermapen – ReviewChefAlarm – ReviewThermoPopTimeStickRT600C – Review and a bunch more.