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Old 01-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Thermowell and digital thermometer question

Okay, so I'm not happy with the performance of the dial thermometers so I'm wondering if I can install a thermowell in my HLT where the thermometer is now and use a more accurate digital thermometer just inserted into that thermowell?

Any input would be great as my current dial thermometer is broken (dial fell off) and I need to decide what to replace it with.

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Yes, you can do that. I much prefer this style fitting. Especially in the Mash Tun. You can slide the probe most of the way out for stirring and then push it back in.

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Yes, you can do that. I much prefer this style fitting. Especially in the Mash Tun. You can slide the probe most of the way out for stirring and then push it back in.
what type of temp probe or thermometer do you use?
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Depending on what the customer is ordering, we use Thermistors, RTDs and Thermocouples. We buy thermistors for BCS controllers from BrewersHardware. They make a 1/4" diameter probe and their work is top notch. For PIDs we prefer RTDs because of their accuracy. Whatever you buy, make sure it has a 1/4" diameter probe.

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Yes, you can do that. I much prefer this style fitting. Especially in the Mash Tun. You can slide the probe most of the way out for stirring and then push it back in.
I'm guessing you have used it during the mash like this before? The site warns to not make depth adjustments while hot liquid is in there, does that mean it is prone to leaking while you do that or have you had no issues?
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I've never had an issue. Lucky so far??

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I don't have any type of digital read out now. If I just want to monitor temp (not control) what should I get...including probe and everything?

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Digital temperature display by Dwyer.
And probe
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The 110v PTC Thermistor one?

Sorry, kinda clueless when it comes to this stuff.
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Oh, and the probe that has the loose wires, or will there be an M8 connector on these displays?

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