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Hands on Review: ThermoWorks ProNeedle Thermometer!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Thermoworks ProNeedle

Beer brewing combines your artsy side (recipe creation) with your nerdy side (brewing process discipline). One thing your nerdy side can’t be without is temperature data. Whether it’s mash temperature or fermentation temperature, a few degrees difference can change your results. And to get repeatable results, you need to control your brewing process so you can hit the same temperatures again next time.

Thermoworks specializes in temperature sensors of all shapes and sizes. They were founded in 1997 and serve multiple industries that require temperature monitoring. Specifically well suited for homebrewing, they have quick-responding and accurate digital thermometers that are waterproof rated.

The ProNeedle has an accuracy of +/- 0.9 degrees F within the temperature band of 14F – 212F. It works at temperatures outside that band, but the accuracy drops off significantly. The digital display reads out in tenths of a degree. The thermometer senses when you rotate it, and the digital readout is able to flip 180 degrees to try to keep it readable. There’s a button you can push to backlight the LED in low light situations. It also has a min/max function, such that when finishing measuring something, you can pull up the maximum temperature read and minimum temperature read by cycling through it with a button push.

Measuring Mash TemperatureConfirming Mash Temp Using Max Function

You might be concerned about electronics up close to your wort since the things you try to keep dry somehow are the first bits to get splashed. The ProNeedle is certified to IP67 standard (can handle up to 30 minutes submerged to a 39” depth), so you don’t have to worry when it gets splashed, or even if you lose your grip and have to fish it out of the mash tun. The thermometer is designed to fit in your pocket, so it’s about the length of a pen. Half of that length is the electronics body with the buttons and screen, and the other half is the thin stainless probe. The probe is 2.9” long, but only needs to be submerged at least 1/4″ to get a temperature reading. It comes with a plastic cover to protect the probe when not in use (and also to protect you from the pointy end of the narrow probe).

It uses a small CR1632 battery, which is good for 3,000 hours (without backlight) of temperature measurements. If you forget to push the power button to turn it off, it has an auto-off feature that will shut it off after several minutes. Thermoworks stands behind the thermometer with a 5-year warranty, as well.


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Announcing: Limited Edition Semper Fi Thermapen Mk4

  • The Mk4 is awesome: 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.
  • ThermoWorks has introduced a limited edition Semper Fi design.  This is a limited quantity design.

Limited Edition Semper Fi Thermapen Mk4

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ThermoWorks High Accuracy IP65 Waterproof pH Meter w/replaceable probe – On Sale for $79

High Accuracy pH Meter w/ Replaceable Electrode (8689)

High Accuracy pH Meter w/ Replaceable Electrode (8689)


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

  • IP65 Waterproof Housing
  • Dual display with ATC
  • Replaceable electrode*
  • Pen size, easy to fit in pocket
  • One touch auto calibration, 3 points
  • Auto power-off
  • °C/°F switchable

from the description: “Our 8689 pH meter does everything that the expensive models do at an affordable price. You get auto temperature compensation, 3-point calibration, ±0.05 accuracy, IP65 water resistant rating, dual display, and replaceable electrode.

  • As of this posting, this meter is marked down to $79,
  • No coupon code is required, check ThermoWorks for current availability.

High Accuracy pH Meter w/ Replaceable Electrode (8689)

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ThermoWorks Signals 4 Channel WiFi Thermometer – Save 20%

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

More Info

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

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in for seamless connection and easy setup
  • 4 channels, uses Pro-Series commercial-grade probes
  • Works with ThermoWorks BBQ app and standalone
  • Splash-proof sealed design for outdoor use, rated to IP66
  • Stays in place with sturdy base and strong magnets on back
  • Backlit dashboard-style display to track temps, alarms, Min/Max
  • Rechargeable battery with included power adapter
  • Designed in Utah by ThermoWorks

Designed for competition BBQ teams, commercial smokehouses, professional chefs, and those who want to cook like them, Signals with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth boasts 4 channels of continuous temperature monitoring with all the powerful features and convenience you’ve come to expect from ThermoWorks.

Finally, a 4-channel alarm thermometer that works with your smart device AND as a stand-alone unit with physical buttons (so you don’t have to soil your smartphone). Signals comes with both Bluetooth™ and Wi-Fi onboard, seamlessly switching between the two, so you get a continuous signal and real-time alerts whether you’re in a field or across town. Setup is quick and easy without ever needing to read the instruction manual. Signals stands apart from the competition, from its huge, backlit dashboard display and sturdy, self-standing weather-resistant case to its programmable channel names and new high temperature silicone color bands so you know at a glance which channel goes with which probe. Signals uses commercial-grade Pro-Series temperature probes exclusive to ThermoWorks to deliver better accuracy, faster response, wider temperature ranges and longer useful life. Cook more at once and worry less about the results with Signals.

Signals is designed to track temperatures over an extended period of time with moderate-heat cooking methods such as smoking, oven-roasting, deep-frying, homebrewing, and Sous Vide and to be used while grilling. Signals is not meant to be used in place of a digital instant-read thermometer, such as a Thermapen MK4 or a ThermoPop, or used with broiling.


 

Although this is designed with BBQ-ers in mind, it would also be at home in your kitchen or home brewery.

As of this posting, Thermoworks has this marked down 20% to $183.20 for a limited time.  No coupon code is required.  Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

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25% Off ThermoWorks WAND Thermometer – Forehead AND Surface Temps

WAND™ - No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

WAND™ – No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

More Info

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

  • Professional Class II medical device, FDA-Cleared*
  • Easy-to-Use, no complicated instructions
  • One-second readings
  • Very soft ready-beep and a visual indicator in the display won’t disturb a sleeping child or patient
  • WAND is suitable for temperature screening in homes, hospitals, businesses, warehouses, schools, and physical examination centers.
  • Gives accurate, consistent oral-equivalent results for all ages
  • High temperature alert and mute setting
  • Bright LED backlight
  • Stores 25 readings

WAND gives you proven accuracy when you need it most. Simple to use with readings in 1 second means you get the important information you need quickly.

* ThermoWorks WAND holds an FDA device registration number and has the designation FDA-Cleared. WAND is categorized as a Class II medical device under the category listing ‘Thermometer, Electronic, Clinical’. The FDA-Approval designation is only given to Class III products like drugs, pacemakers, and vaccines that pose a higher risk to humans, and require a different level of testing and approval. Class I and II products are not tested to the same level and are “cleared”.


 

This is a forehead thermometer and generally off topic for us.  The thing that brings it back on topic is…

Works with Surface Temps… I ordered one of these and have received it.  It DOES work for regular surface temps.  You just need to change the mode by holding both the start and power buttons at the same time.  That means it can work as a more traditional IR thermometer as well as a forehead thermometer.  I don’t know that I would suggest this as a primary use as it does not have laser targeting and it’s pricey for that purpose.  Having said that’s it’s nice to have a secondary use or as a backup to your primary Kitchen/Brewing IR thermometer.

The WAND is discounted 25% for a short time.  That makes it $73.50.  No coupon code is necessary.  Valid while supplies last.  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this deal.

WAND™ – Non-Contact Digital Forehead Thermometer

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Super-Fast ThermoWorks ThermoPop Thermometers – Private Open Box Sale!

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About the ThermoPop thermometer by ThermoWorks – Rotating display, left or right handed use, super fast 3 to 4 second response times, splash proof design, big backlit digits, Temp range: -58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C), c/f switchable, 5,000 hours of typical use with included (and replaceable) lithium battery, available in 9 colors.

ThermoWorks has launched a private open box sale.  A limited number of like-new ThermoPops with full warranty are available.  These units are marked down to $23.50.  That’s a 30% discount.

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20% Off ThermoWorks Smoke and Smoke Gateway – BBQ, Homebrew & More

Smoke Thermometer from ThermoWorks

More Info

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

  • 2 Channels, one for the meat and one for the pit
  • Wireless to 300-feet line of sight
  • Uses commercial-grade Pro-Series Probes
  • Pre-paired with receiver – no setup required!
  • Splash-proof sealed design, rated to IP65
  • Dashboard-style display shows Min/Max and High/Low Alarms
  • Backlit large digit displays
  • Available in 9 colors
  • Pair multiple wireless receivers to one base for the entire BBQ team

Designed for competition BBQ teams and professional chefs, Smoke outlasts and outperforms every competitor. Not a cheaply-made housewares product, Smoke features a rugged housing with molded-in seals for splashproof protection. Smoke uses Pro-Series Probes which are interchangeable with Smoke, ChefAlarm®, and DOT®. See frequently asked questions in the More Info section.

Smoke is designed to track temperatures over an extended period of time with moderate-heat cooking methods such as smoking meat, oven-roasting, deep-frying, homebrewing, and sous vide. Smoke isn’t meant to be used in place of a digital instant-read thermometer, such as a Thermapen MK4 or a ThermoPop, or used with high-heat cooking methods such as grilling or broiling. (Learn about the differences between grilling and BBQ/smoking.)

 

From Thermoworks:

“Whether you’re roasting, smoking, or deep frying, learn what it’s like to have total control over your cook. Smoke’s remote receiver and two Pro-Series® probes give you the power to monitor both your meat and the oven it’s cooking in while spending time in other areas of the kitchen. Or go to a whole other level, with our Smoke Gateway Wi-Fi Bridge and push temps, alarms, and graphs straight to your smartphone.

These prices are the lowest ever offered on Smoke and Smoke Gateway, so buy now and cook like the pros with unrivaled accuracy and reliability.”

Smoke

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ThermoWorks Classic Thermapen – $59! – matches best price + Hands on Review

The Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting this great thermometer to just $59. By my count, this ties the lowest advertised price they have every offered.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

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Flash Sale: ThermoWorks Timer Sale – 25% Off!

  • ThermoWorks are discounting their entire lineup of timers by 25%.  Includes multiple versions of the TimeStick Timer, the Extra Big & Loud Timer and the recently introduced TimeStack Timer.
  • No coupon code is required.
  • ThermoWorks timers feature their thoughtful design, sport their outstanding workmanship and are backed by their stellar customer support.
  • Use to time hop and boil additions in you brewhouse and lots more.

25% off Timers at Thermoworks

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ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 Flash Sale!

thermapen mk4 sale

  • The Mk4 is awesome: 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.
  • Flash Sale!  Thermoworks has a flash sale going on that saves you 25% making the Mk4 $74.25.  The sale also discounts the ThermoPop.
  • Note: This sale was supposed to end on July 22, but is still available as of this post on July 24.
  • Check the sale page to see if you can still get in on this deal.

merica’s Test Kitchen Recommended Product Sale

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