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Old 04-04-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default What is the best way to monitor fermentation temp?

I am curious what some of the different ways of monitoring the temps are out there. I would like to be more accurate than the sticky on the side of my primary. I tend to think that it only monitors the heat generated through the plastic or glass.

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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I've checked the fermometer with a temp probe and it's not off by that much..maybe +/- a couple degrees...which is close enough for me.


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Old 04-04-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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If you want more accuracy than that (I doubt it's necessary, but that's your business), you'd need a stainless steel "thermowell" which extends into the fermenter and hold the thermometer or ranco probe.

Or you could make a ghetto version by drilling a plastic bucket for a stopper, then drilling the stopper with a hole just barely big enough to shove the probe of a thermometer in.

But I'd think this could be a sanitation concern.

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:42 PM   #4
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I often stick a thermometer in a glass of water and place it next to it. This should give you a fairly accurate reading...

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