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Old 01-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default Calibrating a Fermentap

Homebrewers,

I have a couple of fermentap dial/bimetal thermometers that I want to calibrate.

There is something that should be a setscrew on the side. However the inside of the head is smooth, so I can't turn it with an allen/torx/whatever. This is by design, not because anything has been stripped.

So the question is: how do I calibrate these? Any ideas or experiences?

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Old 01-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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Is it a button that resets it to 32?

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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I've tried pushing it in and also twisting it with needlenose pliers. No movement.

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Look closer. A small Allen key fits in. I have 2 and have adjusted them. Both suck. They read fine at freezing and boiling but both are off over 10 degrees at mash temps.

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Look closer. A small Allen key fits in.
I screwed around with every single small allen wrench that I own and finally found one that worked. Now off to figure out how to calibrate for 150F
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