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Old 01-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Fixed my digital temp/timer probe!

Second time this has happened to me. Both times were when I made a starter and I had to stick the thermometer down the neck of the flask to get a temp and it went down too far. This time was terrible because I never noticed it until brew day and I mashed about 15° below where I thought I was

I read about using the oven to try and get the crud out but it never worked for me.

So I just came across an article that said to boil the probe in oil for 10 minutes. I tried it - just up to the curve with oil and when it started to smoke real bad I took it out. There was a decent amount of black junk that came out of it. And it worked!!! Within a degree of the calibrated thermo. Tried the ice bath and same result.

Saved me $20 so I thought maybe it could do the same for others.



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