Originally Posted by MmmBrew
Is there a thermometer that will make brewing easier? I have a floating one and am getting equipment together to start all-grain brewing. Since temp is so important and there are so many different types out there, I was wondering if there is a certain one or type that lends itself to brewing?
It depends on your preferences. I like to use digital thermometers because they are more convenient (and durable).
I read about this one in another thread earlier today. It look very good and more important, it is traceable to a standard (NIST-traceable certificate). That means, it is calibrated and the reading will be close to target.http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=8646003
if you want to go the extra mile. You can combine it with one of this thermowells. Just insert the thermocouple until bottom out then seal with a dap of RTV or silicone. Then shrinking tube to complete the packaging.
This is my set up on the MLT lid.
Or you can buy one of this (excellent price for a probe!):http://www.suntekstore.com/K-Type-Thermocouple-Probe-Digital-Thermometer-300-C.html