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Old 06-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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I bought two plasic big mouth bubbler fermenters with the dual port top. I also bought a stainless steel thermowell to put in the second port of the lid so I can monitor and adjust the wort temperature during fermentation. Do I have to put liquid or silicon paste in the thermowell for it work properly or will it propoerly conduct temperature with just air it it? I also have a conical fermenter with a thermowell and the manufacturer recommended puting silicon thermal paste in it which is the reason for my confusion. Any answers, thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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A spring-loaded probe doesn't HAVE to be greased, but either way, it speeds up the probe response.

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