Category Archives: Timers

Reader Tip: 15% Off Sitewide at ThermoWorks! – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More

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

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%  This also bundles with existing specials and sales.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

Some gear to consider…
Thermapen Mk4 | ChefAlarm [Review] | ThermoPop | TimeStick | RT600C [Review]

15% off at ThermoWorks – use coupon code SUMMERSITEWIDE18

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Hands On Review: ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer

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The ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer Combo from ThermoWorks has some unique features, including the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms.  Other features include: Constant Minimum and Maximum Temperature Displays, User Calibration, Adjustable Alarm Volume, Backlighting and the unit is Splash Proof.  All of this lends itself to making this thermometer and timer combination an amazing tool for homebrewers.


Gear Featured In This Review: ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer – Pro-Series Waterproof Needle Probe – Thermapen [Hands on Review]


Here’s a Hands on Look at the ChefAlarm along with the optional Pro-Series Temperature Probe.

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Putting Together a “Brew Day Box”

Why a Brew Day Box?

Over the years I’ve homebrewed, I’ve utilized a number of storage and organization strategies.  Some could be defined less as strategies and more as “piles”.  These strategies have ranged from, cardboard boxes, to big totes that I threw everything under the sun into to using smaller shoe box size containers and breaking everything out into categories.  The shoe box size organization method has worked well and other than a few large totes for bigger items, it’s what I’ve settled on.  At some point after going to that, I realized that when brew day rolled around, I had to collect items from a number of these containers.  I usually forgot something and had to look around, multiple times per brew day trying to find whatever I needed.  That evolved into putting together a container just for brew days.  I cleverly 🙂 call that my “Brew Day Box”.  This container houses nearly all the small odds and ends that I use when brewing.  I’ve also tried to make sure those things don’t really need removed at other times.  For example I use a refractometer regularly, not just on brew day, so… I bought another refractometer.  Everything that’s in my Brew Day Box generally… stay in my Brew Day Box.  This keeps everything in one place and I’m not wasting time trying to find stuff when I should be brewing.

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Lavatools OVT2 Thermometer and Timer Combo

Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe

Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Advanced dual-sensor probe that tracks both food temperature and the temperature of your oven or smoker.
  • Time-to-ready estimation lets you know how long it takes for your food to be done.
  • Programmable high/low temperature alarms for both main and ambient sensors for maximum flexibility.
  • Built-in timer and stopwatch functions makes organizing your cookout easy.
  • Integrated magnet for convenient placement on ovens, grills, or smokers.

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Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe

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Lavatools OVT2 Thermometer and Timer Combo

Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe

Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Advanced dual-sensor probe that tracks both food temperature and the temperature of your oven or smoker.
  • Time-to-ready estimation lets you know how long it takes for your food to be done.
  • Programmable high/low temperature alarms for both main and ambient sensors for maximum flexibility.
  • Built-in timer and stopwatch functions makes organizing your cookout easy.
  • Integrated magnet for convenient placement on ovens, grills, or smokers.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Lavatools OVT2 Element Digital Oven Thermometer for Oven, Grill, and Smoker Includes Dual-Sensor Stainless Temperature Probe

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15% Off Sitewide at ThermoWorks! – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More

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

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%  This also bundles with existing specials and sales.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

Some gear to consider…
Thermapen Mk4 | ChefAlarm [Review] | ThermoPop | TimeStick | RT600C [Review]

15% off at ThermoWorks!

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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2 Pack of Etekcity Digital Timers

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Timer, Big Digits Loud Alarm Magnetic Backing Stand with Large LCD Display for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office (2 Pack, White, Battery Included)

Two Pack of Digital Timers by Etekcity


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • LARGE READOUT: Large 2.56 x 1.32 in. bold digits for easy readability from anywhere in the kitchen
  • LOUD ALARM SYSTEM: Features loud and clear but not deafening sound to be heard from another room; Save the battery with ON/OFF Switch
  • CUSTOM ACCESS: Includes magnetic backing, foldout stand, and hanging hook for display versatility. Perfect timer for homework, exercise, gym workout, cooking (ie egg timer), sports, games and classroom timer activities (for teacher, student, kids and other people)
  • COUNTS UP AND DOWN: Simple operation with count down and count up functions with max time: 99 min., 59 sec, this can also act as a stopwatch counting up from zero; Push and hold button over 3 seconds then the time will fast forward
  • PORTABLE & COMPACT: Easy to store and take on the go with simple lightweight for cooking; 1-Year Warranty

Use to time boil additions on brew day and beyond.

Etekcity 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer, Large Display Screen, Loud Sounding Alarm, Strong Magnetic Backing, Retractable Stand Hook, Battery Included


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ThermoWorks Extra Big & Loud Commercial Quality Timer – Save 25%

Extra Big & Loud Timer

ThermoWorks Extra Big & Loud Timer via ThermoWorks.  It’s extra big and… extra loud 🙂

  • NEW even louder design
  • Available in 9 colors
  • Ideal for the noisy commercial kitchen
  • Adjustable volume setting to 110dB
  • Splashproof housing
  • Stronger magnets
  • Flip-out stand
  • Robust rubber keypad
  • Extra large digits can be seen from distance
  • Count-down and count-up timer

As of this posting, this is marked down 25% to $21.75.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Extra Big & Loud Timer

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ChefAlarm Timer and Thermometer Private Open Box Sale! + Hands on Review

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.
ThermoWorks is having a Private Open Box Sale, marking this down to just $40.  These are open box or refurbished units and are said to be like new.  They come with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

Note that you must use this Private Sale Landing Page as they standard product page will not show the discount.

Private Open Box Sale | Standard Product Page – ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

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CDN 4-Event Timer on Massdrop [Time Boil Additions & More]

CDN 4-Event Timer & Clock

CDN 4-Event Timer & Clock.  About from Massdrop: “Got a big meal to cook coming up? Catering for a party? This timer/clock will be your best friend. Capable of timing four separate things at once, it allows you to keep track of each and every dish, so you don’t have to fumble back and forth between looking at the clock, your phone, the oven, or whatever else you have on hand. In addition, it’s programmable, mountable three different ways, and has a stopwatch and multiple alarm functions. Made from food-safe ABS plastic, it comes with an alkaline button battery, too.”

Use to time hop and other boil additions on brew day and more.

As of this posting, deals site Massdrop has this for $14.99.  Because of Massdrop’s agreements with retailers, a free account is required to see or buy this.  Check Massdrop for current price and availability.

CDN 4-Event Timer & Clock

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