Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > How tough is my thermometer?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
ayrton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ayrton's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 809
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default How tough is my thermometer?

I have one of those glass floating thermometers that you get with homebrew kits, and I hate holding the thing while I am mashing to make sure my temperatures are correct. If I were to just let it sit in the pot and it touched the bottom, would it shatter from the heat of the burner?

__________________
ayrton is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
calman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 97
Default

No, me think.

__________________
calman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,580
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Me think no too I think me do.

__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.
Brewpastor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2006, 02:43 AM   #4
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,236
Liked 89 Times on 79 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I haveone of those floating thermometers, too. Amazingly, I actually still have the tube and slip of paper that came with it. Mine says to not let the thermometer touch a direct heat source.

That said, tou are probably OK at mash temps, but probably not at boiling.

-walker

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
artfldodger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 120
Default

I was letting it touch the bottom when I was steeping grains and it never broke... It did however break when I picked it up, realized, s*** 170 degrees is really hot, and then immedialy droped in back into the pot.

__________________
brewing English Bitter, Marika Saison, Oatmeal Stout
on deck Scottish 80/-
Bottled lost track....
artfldodger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 70 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It should be fine, in terms of whether it'll break or not. However, the main reason why they tell you to keep it from touching the pot is because it throws off the temp reading. Instead of taking a reading of the temp of the stuff in the pot (which is what you want), you're taking a reading of the pot itself, at least partially.

Personally, I'm going to invest in a nice digital one here soon---but until that happens, what I do (for mashing and steeping) is take some kitchen twine, tie it to the thermometer (most have a loop built in, or at least a clip), and attach the other end to the handle on the outside of the pot. I don't tie it to the handle, just wrap it a bunch of times...that way, i can adjust the height easily. You can also purchase cheap ($10) analog thermometers from bed, bath and beyond that have cool little enclosures that keep the bulb from touching the bottom.

__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is when my job gets tough. GilaMinumBeer General Chit Chat 20 10-24-2008 08:18 PM
Tough day to be a Dad SBN General Chit Chat 13 01-24-2007 01:32 AM
The HBT Tough Guy Thread Ize General Chit Chat 58 01-09-2007 01:51 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS