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Gritsak 10-20-2011 07:08 PM

Brewers Hardware thermowell
 
I know there is some debate on using thermowells, but i wanted to try one out for myself. I searched around and ended up purchasing the one from Brewers Hardware (http://www.brewershardware.com/16-Stainless-Steel-Thermowell.html). It just came in the mail today, and i must say it is very nice. The end is rounded and completely smooth, no nooks or crannies for bugs to hide. Needless to say i'm very impressed with the quality and can't wait to try it out. Definitely a step up compared to the crimped/solders ones, and the price is essentially the same (~$14).

Just a heads up for those in the market:mug:

Spartan1979 10-20-2011 08:28 PM

I bought the same one to use in my fermenters. I've been pleased with it.

Gritsak 10-20-2011 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Spartan1979 (Post 3407726)
I bought the same one to use in my fermenters. I've been pleased with it.

Do you used it with carboys or buckets? I use a bucket as a primary for nearly all my beers. My plan is to drill another hole in the lid and use either a grommet or small drilled stopper to seal the thermowell.

Spartan1979 10-21-2011 01:20 AM

Carboys with one of the orange caps. I modified the cap to fit a larger blowoff tube.

Seven 10-21-2011 02:36 AM

Which temp. controller and probe do you use with this thermowell? I'm wondering if the Ranco probe would fit inside of it.

day_trippr 10-21-2011 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Seven (Post 3408731)
Which temp. controller and probe do you use with this thermowell? I'm wondering if the Ranco probe would fit inside of it.

They could have made it easier if they stated the ID of their thermowell tubes, but their SS temperature probe tips are 1/4" OD and they fit inside the well, and I just miked one of my Ranco probes and it's exactly .25" OD, so it may well fit nice and snug...

Cheers!

Spartan1979 10-21-2011 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Seven (Post 3408731)
Which temp. controller and probe do you use with this thermowell? I'm wondering if the Ranco probe would fit inside of it.

I use the ebay aquarium controller. The STC-1000.

LuiInIdaho 10-21-2011 04:50 AM

Purchased these also
 
I purchased two of the shorter straight thermowells to use in regrigerators for a cheese cave. I also bought the shortest threaded thermowell with the heat shield for a boil kettle. I want to use these with the Love sensors. The fit is nice for the temperature probe, and the quality of workmanship on the thermowell is excellent. I can't wait to try them for my applications. Finally, I thought that the price was decent.

Gritsak 10-21-2011 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Seven (Post 3408731)
Which temp. controller and probe do you use with this thermowell? I'm wondering if the Ranco probe would fit inside of it.

I have a ranco and the probe fits fine.

Seven 10-21-2011 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gritsak (Post 3409660)
I have a ranco and the probe fits fine.

Great, thanks for confirming this. I've been meaning to get a thermowell and I'll probably order one of these.


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