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Old 03-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Suggestions for a new thermometer?

In the past four or five weeks I have broken three, yes 3, of the floating thermometers sold at my LHBS. They all broke in the same place by minor bumps, making me think it's a flaw in the product (very weak glass). SO! I am looking for any recommendations for a digital thermometer good for mashing and boiling. Thanks!



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Old 03-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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After having broken four probe thermometers and being sick of the poor accuracy of floating thermos, I chose these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-9842-Commercial-Waterproof-Thermometer/dp/B00009WE45/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1269211977&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/CDN-ProAccurate-Quick-Read-DTQ450X-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEAG2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1269212066&sr=1-2

While I don't believe for a second that the Taylor is really waterproof, they are very accurate and produce results quickly.



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Old 03-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I like this one from Cole Parmer:

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=9020522

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Don't get this kind. They do not hold up well at all. I have had 2.
Read all about it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/ive-had-these-pos-traceable-thermometers-104560


I have one of the Taylor kind. It is not great, but it is (for the moment) working. If you have the $$ get the best:
http://thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/splashproof_thermapen.html
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I have 2 of these and love em.
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=120845
You can also set alamr temps on these. I stick the phobe in my mash and have had no problems over thr course of 8 batches since i got em

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Thermapen!

It's pricey, but hands down the best general purpose digital thermometer I've ever had.


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