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    www.meater.com

    Just got it in the mail yesterday. Bought a prime rib roast for Christmas and going to test drive it on that. Kinda hoping it works as well as advertised.
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    You lucky dog.. I want one of those too.!
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    I'm really looking forward to trying it out. I'll let you know how it goes with the roast.
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    Hell yeah.. please do..!
    Well, cooked the prime rib yesterday and took this bad boy out for the initial trial. A bit of a learning curve with it as some of the instructions are on the vague sign. When you insert the thermometer and go through the cook prep on the app (it guides you through the type of protein (pork, beef, chicken, etc and then through the various cuts), it gives you two temps, the internal of the meat and the ambient outside temp of the environment. It also says "estimating cook time". Got the oven pre-heated and put the roast in. The ambient temp went up quickly, but always stayed below what the temp the oven was set at, which concerned me that our oven might not be working right. Searched the site and it said that it give the accurate temp at the location of the probe sticking out from the meat and that non-convection type ovens have 'cold spots' in them and that it shouldn't be too concerning.

    It took a fair amount of time for the estimated cooking time to actually generate a number. The interior of the meat started at 44 (I took the roast from the fridge about 2 hours prior to cooking to help bring it up in temp to make it cook better/more evenly as it was an almost 6 lb roast) and it didn't generate an estimated time for about 30 to 40 minutes after the roast was in the over and the interior temp of the roast was in the mid 50's range. The estimated time is always adjusting which was good because the first time it generated seemed waaaaaaaaay too long. But it adjusted itself based on the interior temp of the roast. You can set a "5 minute warning" where the app will let you know that you are about 5 minutes away from pulling the roast from the oven. We were going for medium rare which is an interior temp of about 135 and the app had me pull the roast at about 125 and then gave me a resting time. That time will also fluctuate based on the interior temp of the roast. took between 15 and 20 minutes of rest time for the temp to reach 135 and we were ready to dig in.

    Cut into the roast and even the end cut was still on the pink-ish side which is hard to achieve because obviously the ends get more heat for a longer amount of time. The farther we cut into it, it was pretty close to a perfect medium rare. Maybe could have cut into it closer to 130 as I like my meat a lot closer to rare than medium rare, but I have to say, for my first go around with it, I'm pretty impressed with it. Took almost all the guesswork out of how long to cook the roast. I have a pork roast in the fridge for next weekend and will be trying it out again on that one and see how it goes, but so far, I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    Well, cooked the prime rib yesterday and took this bad boy out for the initial trial. A bit of a learning curve with it as some of the instructions are on the vague sign. When you insert the thermometer and go through the cook prep on the app (it guides you through the type of protein (pork, beef, chicken, etc and then through the various cuts), it gives you two temps, the internal of the meat and the ambient outside temp of the environment. It also says "estimating cook time". Got the oven pre-heated and put the roast in. The ambient temp went up quickly, but always stayed below what the temp the oven was set at, which concerned me that our oven might not be working right. Searched the site and it said that it give the accurate temp at the location of the probe sticking out from the meat and that non-convection type ovens have 'cold spots' in them and that it shouldn't be too concerning.

    It took a fair amount of time for the estimated cooking time to actually generate a number. The interior of the meat started at 44 (I took the roast from the fridge about 2 hours prior to cooking to help bring it up in temp to make it cook better/more evenly as it was an almost 6 lb roast) and it didn't generate an estimated time for about 30 to 40 minutes after the roast was in the over and the interior temp of the roast was in the mid 50's range. The estimated time is always adjusting which was good because the first time it generated seemed waaaaaaaaay too long. But it adjusted itself based on the interior temp of the roast. You can set a "5 minute warning" where the app will let you know that you are about 5 minutes away from pulling the roast from the oven. We were going for medium rare which is an interior temp of about 135 and the app had me pull the roast at about 125 and then gave me a resting time. That time will also fluctuate based on the interior temp of the roast. took between 15 and 20 minutes of rest time for the temp to reach 135 and we were ready to dig in.

    Cut into the roast and even the end cut was still on the pink-ish side which is hard to achieve because obviously the ends get more heat for a longer amount of time. The farther we cut into it, it was pretty close to a perfect medium rare. Maybe could have cut into it closer to 130 as I like my meat a lot closer to rare than medium rare, but I have to say, for my first go around with it, I'm pretty impressed with it. Took almost all the guesswork out of how long to cook the roast. I have a pork roast in the fridge for next weekend and will be trying it out again on that one and see how it goes, but so far, I really like it.
    Nice report..!! I have a Thermo-works unit that does an internal temp, but no ambient temp.. It's probe is wired to a base unit as well.




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    I like the wireless tech plus the app that does all the timing for you. It really did come out close to perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    Registration renewal for my truck: $190
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    Crikey..!
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    Registration fees in Colorado are fucking stupid. It was around $600 when I first bought it. Now 5 years later it's still almost $200.
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    That's god damn nuts...
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    I paid $360.

    (for two year renewals on three vehicles)


    The itemized breakdown of the stupid registration fees here.

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    The itemized breakdown of the stupid registration fees here.
    Christ. Why on earth would you need to know all that.

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    Ordered a new laptop, a little Dell XPS 13" on sale $300 off. Only downside is a 6-7 week wait time, which seems kinda long for a pre-built laptop. Did a fair bit of research though and it's the one I've wanted for a while so looking forward to it.

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    Options as a Strategic Investment by Lawrence G. McMillan

    Christ, this book is huge. I don't even have a dictionary this big.


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    Music was better when ugly people were allowed to make it.

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    That's a heavy book to delve into, I'll be curious to hear your review, please mention me when you finish it! With your background it sounds like you're someone who actually could succeed with options trading. Scares the shit out of me still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    Ordered a new laptop, a little Dell XPS 13" on sale $300 off. Only downside is a 6-7 week wait time, which seems kinda long for a pre-built laptop. Did a fair bit of research though and it's the one I've wanted for a while so looking forward to it.
    Sweet. I was tossing up between that and my HP spectre for a long time. May I ask which colour you went for?

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    An unbelievable evolution in sound quality. I just can't believe how stunningly good this sounds. I would say convincingly almost as good as a 3 or 4,000 DAP (DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER). Not much bigger than a matchbox.



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    New transmission and 4 tires for the truck. $6000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinD View Post
    New transmission and 4 tires for the truck. $6000.


    That's twice what my entire car is worth

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