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Old 02-06-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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I will be doing 2.5 gallon BIAB batches. I am looking for a cheap digital thermometer I can use to monitor temperature. Any recommendations?

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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I think most of them garbage really. In less than a year I went through 3 of them. I'm buying thermapen next

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If you don't want to spend over $50, you might as well go with the CDN Proaccurate for $17 on my site. It's the best sub $20 unit I've had in my brewery.

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If you don't want to spend over $50, you might as well go with the CDN Proaccurate for $17 on my site. It's the best sub $20 unit I've had in my brewery.
I'll second this. You can calibrate it too. I have $100 thermapen and the CDN measures the exact same temps.
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I use this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

But I only paid $12 for it, now its doubled in price for some reason.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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The cost of it went up too, but not by that much. I have it on my site for $17.

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I'm kinda looking for something where I can fish the wire in between the lid and kettle and let the probe hang into the water. I don't want to open the lid very often. Maybe something like this? http://www.walmart.com/ip/TSM-Produc...00000003260370

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If the probe is completely waterproof it should be fine.

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I'm kinda looking for something where I can fish the wire in between the lid and kettle and let the probe hang into the water. I don't want to open the lid very often. Maybe something like this? http://www.walmart.com/ip/TSM-Produc...00000003260370
I understand your desire to want the remote probe type thermometer...but would advise you not to bother and go with a handheld as recomended above FWIW...just my experience in that you will want to stir and check temps at several places in the mash...the handheld sticks work well and I see no big advantage to the probe type.
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If you're still looking I'd recommend what they're all recommending above. I had a wireless probe (only $20) and it failed to accurately read anything. I would think I'm mashing at 154, but really the temp was off 9* because of the cheap Taylor probe was reading off. I am going to try the CDN now, hoping to not have to resort to the Thermapen, even though I've seen that thing work it's magic.

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