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Old 04-30-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!

So I am in the process of converting kegs to brewing equipment and I am hung up on thermometers. My main question is do I need a thermowell for them?? It just seems like a waste of money and a hassle to find the correct sizes. I am thinking of not going with thermowells but would this mess up my thermometers?

Also, do Blichmann Brewmometers need a thermowell? It seems as though they dont need one.

If the main reason for a thermowell is to protect against damage, could I just rig something up like a piece of copper tubing that goes over the thermometer stem and is rigid enough to not let mash paddles or bumping it damage the thermometer?

Any advise would be great!!

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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IMO, mounting thermometers in anything except for the HLT is a mistake. The mash tun and the boil kettle will need to be stirred and a thermometer only makes this more difficult.

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