New thermo yesterday- I love it

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by smokyokie, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    If they're on sale that cheap, I'm gonna go get 4 or 5. Thanx for the heads up.
  2. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    DARN!! I just left Lowes, and the wife wasn't even with me or at home.
  4. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    That's a shame[​IMG]
  5. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    That's the one alrighty, and that's about what I paid for the two I have. If they're on sale for $15, I'm on my way to get a few.[​IMG]
  6. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am going to swing by there on my way home from work before I go fishing [​IMG] When am I going to find time to cook?
  7. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Are you married? Maybe the wife'll take care of that end.
  8. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As of now nope not married. Probably need to stop spending so much time fishing and start looking for a date. But tonight the fish are biting so I will be heading out for more saltwater action.

    Turkey breast goes into brine after fishing ;)
  9. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Tim, I wish I had caught this post earlier. I'm a big fan of anything Oregon Scientific. I have one of their weather stations on my roof and it has held up for three years and 100 mph winds. Plus I'm an Oregonian anyway. I bought the Maverick on Woot a few months ago and paid $35, no problems with it so far except it only has the single probe. Wish I gotten the OS unit though.
  10. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I dropped my Oregon thermo the other day and never could get it to pick up signal again. It was an older model but it worked great. It was like losing a loved one [​IMG]. Well, today I was at Lowes picking up some supplies for work and I wondered into the bbq isle. I found the Oregon Scientific AW131 for $17.99. I figured that was a heck of a deal so I grabbed 2 of them [​IMG]. This thing is cool! It talks and everything. I really like the fact that you can program the target temp manually. That is a BIG plus for me. Its great, Ive been having fun playing with it and Im not even cooking.[​IMG]
  11. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Someone else posted something about finding them on sale that cheap. I checked all the store in my area and they were out of them. I'd be much obliged (even buy one for you) if you were able to go back and pick up 4 or 5 for me.

    BTW, I've dropped mine several times (Mr. Coors always makes me do that) and it's never seemed to hurt them. Maybe the folks @ OS know how Mr. Coors is.[​IMG]
  12. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, as luck would have it, I was in a nearby town and decided to see if Lowe's had the OS AW131. They did......for $13.99!! They had 12 in stock and now they don't have any. [​IMG]

    Tim, if you didn't get the 4 or 5 you wanted, give me a call.
  13. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great timing!! Im going to Lowes first thing in the morning to pick up a threshhold and some more boards and screws (im remodeling the house). I will buy all they have left. Ill let ya know how many I get.
  14. My local Lowes had the OS yesterday for $26 and change. Had two displays almost full of them. Will have to watch for them to go on sale for the cheaper price! Would have bought one or two if they had been $13!
  15. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    I saw them at WALMART for $29.99. I went with a $12.00 wireless digital probe unit I found at Hudson's Treasure Hunt that seems good enough for me right now. I need to check accuracy because the brisket smoke I had Saturday said 200° F, but it wasn't yet fall apart done. Brisket turn out excellent though, definitely worth the time.

  16. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I am now the proud owner of 6 more OS AW-131 thermometers thanx to BA LOKO Kevin.

    KEV, U DA DUDE!!!!!!!

    $13.99 ea @ the Claremore Lowe's

    Thank you also to all of you that looked around @ your local Lowe's for me.
  17. Hey SmokieOkie etal,

    I just snagged three of these from Lowes for $9.99 each. (That's all they had or I'd have gotten more.) Can you use more than one at a time without them crosstalking? I mean does each remote somehow identify it's own base unit, or do they all use the same frequency? I'm hoping to use one for pit temp and one or two for what's smokin'.

    I have a Polder I bought last year that worked about twice before the probe died, pinched I guess where it was under the smoker door. A new probe for the Polder is like $15.95 on Amazon ( I paid $30 retail for the whole thing), and the Polder's not remote or talkie, so I figure I did pretty good.
  18. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    HMMMMMMMMM, Hey Kev, How much did you say you paid for those?[​IMG][​IMG]

    $9.99 is tooooooogood a deal.

    Take a sharpie marker and number each base and corresponding receiver. They are each on their own frequency. I don't know how many you can use at once before you run into problems because I've only ever run 2 at a time.

    As to probe problems, be sure not to put the cable where it's exposed to extreme heat, that can ruin them. Also, make sure not to immerse the probes.

    You stole 'em Bro, great score!
  19. Gonna check my local Lowes tomorrow and see if they've marked them down yet. May even ask about a mark down since they have nearly two full displays of them sitting there and grilling season is over. Wish me luck!
  20. My Lowes has them for $13.99 now. Gonna pick up a couple.

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