Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 Thermometer Review

In the process of brewing my beer, and one of the issues I was facing so far as controlling the temperature of the fermenting wort. I knew that I had to control the temperature to an optimal level. Any high temperature would end up hampering the final flavour by making the brew harsher or make it exhibit a fruitier characteristic.

I did not want to wait till winter to control my fermentation temperature, and that’s why I got myself the Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 thermometer. I’ve used Thermapen for a couple of months, and there’s no doubt that it’s one of the best investments I’ve made as a brewer.

Features of Thermapen MK4 

The Thermoworks Thermapen is extremely simple to use and has a digital display that makes it simpler to read the temperature. Here are the more salient features of the temperature:

  • The auto-rotating display that the thermometer comes with ensures that the thermometer flips to the right side intuitively, no matter what the position.
  • The thermometer also comes with a water-proof level of IP67 which means that it stays safe from immersion that’s between 15 cm to 1 meter, for at least up to 30 minutes.
  • The intelligent sensor within the thermometer instinctively shuts down when its kept down and is always on when it is in use.
  • There is also an option for personalisation within the battery department where I was able to disable the sleep mode, lock whatever display position was available, set the temperature to Celsius or Fahrenheit, along with 1° or 1.0° resolution.
  • The patented Super-Fast Technology is still good with this version of the thermometer, giving me the same performance and speed as its predecessor. The longer battery life gives up to 3,000 hours with an AAA battery setup.
  • The thermometer comes with different colour options, including orange and black, allowing you to use separate thermometers for different brews.
Thermoworks Thermapen MK4

My Experience

Why this Thermometer is Worth Your Money ?

The thermometer is an excellent investment, as the pros speak for themselves. It is great for anyone who’s serious about brewing beer at home, and its intuitive display allows you to read in a different setting, including Celsius and Fahrenheit. The backlight feature is an added bonus, and considering that it gives at least a year’s worth of readings on a single AAA battery, purchasing this is almost a no-brainer.