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Old 06-24-2007, 01:47 AM   #1
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Costco has a temp probe set which includes a 4" ss probe. It's digital and wireless. Is there a practical way to fit this into the wall of rubbermaid round coolers?

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:41 AM   #3
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might just be better off pushing it down ito the mash and pushing the lid down over the wire.
I know some people have had issues with moisture gettting in the probe of some digital thermometers (wireless and remote read). Baking it usually fixes it.

I don't see permanently affixing it being a good idea. Other than interfering with mixing the mash, variances in the mash temps makes it not worth the trouble.

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I've tried both the dangle in mash and permanently installed probe techniques in my keg MLT. I have much preferred the permanently installed setup. No matter what, you're only getting a reading from a single point in the mash. Worrying about getting the probe braid wet is a major PITA if yours doesn't have a silicon shield (which is another option).

Here's my solution, but I like The Pol's for coolers. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=28815

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