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Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hi all, I just had a thought and wondered if anyone knows of a thermometer that has an alarm setting that triggers when you cool off to a certain temp.

I would like to preheat my cooler MLT with my strike water, set the thermo up and have it beep once it gets down to a preset temp. Mine only works the other way, telling me when I get up to a set temp.

I could then go do something else while my cooler warms up, and not have to worry about when to add the grain.

Lazy, I know....but convenient. Lol

Thanks!

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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This is a very common feature on BBQ thermometers. Here's one that includes a wireless monitor. (I don't know anything about this thermometer except that it came up when I searched Amazon and listed both over- and under-temp alarms)

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Therm...bq+thermometer

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link! I searched, but apparently with the wrong key words. Mine is a cheapo, not surprised its lacking.

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Glad to help. There are a couple things I'm not sure about, though-- one is the temperature range. I suspect it's ok, but it's possible that the thermometer is intended for temperatures higher than typical brewing temps. The low end for BBQ is probably a bit high for mashing, so it's possible that the settings start at something like 180°.

The other is the resolution. One of the comments made it sound like it might be 5°, which may be too coarse. But I'm sure that a suitable thermometer exists somewhere.

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