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Old 12-22-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Where would you put this brewmometer?

I do mostly 6 gallon batches, rendering my brewmometer useless. Sliding it down will only catch the very top of the mash, and will be almost touching the ball valve. I thought on the other side up close to the site guage, I could put it at the 3 gallon mark where it would be almost center of the mash. Is this a dumb idea? I kinda hate to have something on my pot that doesn't work.

Has anyone else moved theirs, if so pics please.


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Old 12-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #2
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I'd say move it down but then you'll have this unattractive hole in your shiny Blichmann. Do you have another thermometer you use while you mash? PID controlled or the like? If so I'd just leave it.

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I'd say move it down but then you'll have this unattractive hole in your shiny Blichmann. Do you have another thermometer you use while you mash? PID controlled or the like? If so I'd just leave it.
If you look to the left of my hand I bought the hole plug. I do have another means of measuring temps, but the more the merrier.
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Then I'd say put it right in the middle of whatever your standard mash is.

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Then I'd say put it right in the middle of whatever your standard mash is.
I agree, what good is having some of the best brewing equipment, if you can't use all it's features? I say move it and make it work for you!
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Then I'd say put it right in the middle of whatever your standard mash is.
That's what i'm trying to do, but that requires it to be moved to the side. I'm trying to decide if it's going to look like crap or not. Sliding it down won't really accomplish anything.

Bottom line, i'm scared.
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Only YOU can decide if it looks like crap to YOU. Personally I think a plug on that shiny kettle would look like crap.

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Only YOU can decide if it looks like crap to YOU. Personally I think a plug on that shiny kettle would look like crap.
It's a shiny plug, what do you take me for?
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #10
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I have a 15 Gal, BoilerMaker. Move to BIAB so you have all of your water and grain at the same time. That puts it in a good spot for the Mash (not quite middle, but close). Still doesn't work for the boil or cooling, but I'm fine with using my other thermometer for that, without changing my Pot around. Though if I had it to do over again, I would have had it done custom in a different spot.

I can live with it as it is now, until I get my 2nd pot and go to 10 Gal batches.

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