fork thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by chris_harper, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i got one of those forks with the thermo built in. what i can i use it for? i will not stick a fork in brisket or pork, except when slicing. i want to be able to smoke something that i could use it for, so that when the person (a very good friend) that bought it for me can see me using it when she visits (which is alot) when i am smoking.

    i just thought of it. fattys.
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a harmless plan to me!
  3. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meatloaf, chicken maybe, and of course your fattys. Or just for show check an ABT???
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Got 1 myself a couple years ago, still have never used it, i do not poke or prod my meat either but it might work on a fatty, just remember, the more you poke, the drier it is [​IMG]
  5. johnt

    johnt Fire Starter

    I have one too, they (atleat mine) is not accurate at all.
    I'd just pull it out put it on the outside of the meat for show. Then use your regular them. If she says anything tell her you wanted to check the accuracy of the instant read [​IMG] She might fall for it [​IMG]
  6. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Chris, if she is a good friend, tell her what the problem is. If not, use it to check veggies or the point of a brisket(plenty of juice there/fat)

    Or use it to see if the dog/cat is "ovulating". [​IMG] Man, would that be funny as hell!

  7. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Big Al you should be a stand up comedian you crack me you.
  8. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Al, you are a twisted man... [​IMG][​IMG]
  9. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I use to keep my fork thermometer in the kitchen trash can until my son took the trash out. I just never took a liking to it. My Mother-In-Law gave it to me.
  10. navyfe

    navyfe Fire Starter

    Could always use it after the meat is done - show the temp rise with the meat off the grill
  11. Hell, Just use it to pick up weiners as a fork [​IMG]
  12. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Heh, that's about all they're good for.

    Chris, with the checking the accuracy, you could always flip it around and tell your friend you're checking the other thermos accuracy with the fork.
  13. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i forgot to put in my originl post that it was a birthday gift. she also got me one of those butane lighters that looks like a giant match. then her mom got me a two pack of telescoping forks. but everything else i got i really like- an apron that has "master of the grill" on it; a bag of wood chips (mesquite, chardonney, and apple); and some stuff not related to smoking meat.
  14. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Where your fork thermo is concerned Chris, the truth shall set you free brother. [​IMG]
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    How about taters?
  16. jon3000

    jon3000 Fire Starter

    how about a cheap pack of hot dogs for any kids that might be around...[​IMG]
  17. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lol, chad. that is a good one. but i think i will just use it for fattys, and hot dogs- to pull them off the smoker.

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