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Old 08-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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Yesterday I did an all-grain chocolate oatmeal stout. I think I mashed in too high and my efficiency was absolute crap. I always kind of thought my glass thermometer was a little of, and according to that my temp was a little high, but I think it was reading low, but I digress.... I wanted to replace this thing anyways and lo and behold the bastard decides to break on my in my kettle. So I'm in the market for a decent, but cost effective thermometer. Being a poor grad student and all, i'd like to spend big bucks but I can't right now. I saw this lollipop on amazon and was wondering if anyone on here has one and what they thought. Thanks HBTers!

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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I use these. Easy to calibrate, digital, and cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-9842-Co.../dp/B00009WE45

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I got this one from MoreBeer about four years ago.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/186...tal_With_Alert

It beeps when the set temperature is reached. It is real good on batteries, also.

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:45 AM   #4
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My Taylor thermopen is 10' off at 155 and 8 at 100 reads fine at room temp and the adjustment screw does nothing to decrease it. I have checked all 5 of my thermos at various temps and my lab, brewmometer and dial are accurate but the two digitals are off. Go figure.

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:07 AM   #5
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I use these. Easy to calibrate, digital, and cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-9842-Co.../dp/B00009WE45
i have seen a lot of folks on here use this model as well. pretty good price too, maybe i should buy two! hahaha
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I'm trying to get to the $25 free shipping mark, and while I was looking around I found this thermometer as well. It's got good reviews and I figured I could use this one as a back-up if the battery dies during a brew day on the Taylor, and I could use two to test against each other. Any thoughts???

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Some interesting traceable thermometers...

http://www.arborsci.com/prod-Digital...ometer-61.aspx

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...526&addcalib=Y

http://www.novatech-usa.com/Products...rmometers/4039

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My favorite. Has type "k" interchangeable probes and it's a traceable model too:

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9121045

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I have a couple of inexpensive glass laboratory thermometers that work nicely for me. Same kind you probably used in high school chemistry. They are long enough that I can get the bulb down toward the center of the mash leave it there.

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My favorite. Has type "k" interchangeable probes and it's a traceable model too:

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9121045
I might get this. I need something decent. Have you had it awhile?
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