Originally Posted by bmckee56
Do you use any type of thermal compound in your thermowells or do you just slide the sensor into the well? A compound will give you more accurate readings, but is sometimes unnecessary if your thermowell is tight enough for good conductivity of temperature.
Just something to think of.
Your brewing rig looks great by the way.
The probes are temporary. They are not for permanent mounting. I just slide the probe into the well and leave it for 10 minutes or so to get a reading. For mash temps, that is all I need. Just confirmation I hit the temp I want.
Thanks for the compliment on the rig. Just brewing up 10 gallons of Blonde Ale today. The brew day went smooth as can be.
For cooling, again I don't need instant accuracy. I have been involved with circuit board level electronic design and repair for over 30 years. I do my best to avoid smearing thermal compound about without need. If it was a permanent installation, I would use some.