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Old 04-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #11
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thermapen for me. after reading about how many of the cheapo digitals failed and how inaacurate they were... decided to just buy the best.

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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I don't use a thermometer in the brew pot. I don't see any real need for it.
I have a permanent thermometer in my brew pot. When starting the boil I know to stay close at 205F or so to prevent boilovers. Until then I am free to do other chores without too much to worry about.

At flame out I start water through my immersion chiller and I watch for the the wort to get below 140F since at that point I can put the lid on the kettle without DMS fears and reduce the chance of other airborne contaminates getting in the kettle. At that point I'm free to do other things with the convenience of a quick glance at the thermometer to monitor chilling progress.

YMMV - I would miss it now if I didn't have one.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:12 PM   #13
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I've gone through at least 5 of the Taylor instant reads, and 2 of the CDC "calibratable" ones (the calibration seemed to fail too)

I'm currently running through this link and it seems to be holding.

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Old 04-27-2010, 06:25 PM   #14
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I've gone through at least 5 of the Taylor instant reads, and 2 of the CDC "calibratable" ones (the calibration seemed to fail too)

I'm currently running through this link and it seems to be holding.
This is why I went with the Thermapen . Even my Cole Palmer K probe seems to have bitten the dust. I did have to replace the first Thermapen wasn't the thermos fault its not suppose to be flushed down the toilet...
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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+1 Thermapen

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Old 04-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #16
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+2 Thermapen

It's worth the $.

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:27 PM   #17
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I fear using the Thermapen...I can see me snapping that thing off too easily.

Don't they make one that sits flat like the regular probe ones or are they all "dagger" designed?

Do you guys ever find yourselves smacking things into them?

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Old 04-28-2010, 02:22 PM   #18
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I fear using the Thermapen...I can see me snapping that thing off too easily.

Don't they make one that sits flat like the regular probe ones or are they all "dagger" designed?

Do you guys ever find yourselves smacking things into them?
the unit is sturdy never crossed my mind I might snap off the probe. They do make a blunted one its not water resistant its the old style . They are clearing them out at 70$ . But it doesn't read in tenths of a degree

Smacking like what into them? I mean I don't run around with knives either . You take the reading fold it up

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I was actually going to use one sticking through a stopper in my MLT for the readings.

Might give it a go anyway...the only thing I might hit it with on the out side is me or maybe my grain bucket as I lower it...I am a very big klutz when it comes to things sticking out of stuff...Let's just say that I have a habit of getting doorknobs stuck in the pockets of my sweats at night when I go through a doorway.

It's kind of like having your own personal arresting wire and will wake you up if you were quickly walking out of the bathroom in the middle of the night.

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I was actually going to use one sticking through a stopper in my MLT for the readings.

Might give it a go anyway...the only thing I might hit it with on the out side is me or maybe my grain bucket as I lower it...I am a very big klutz when it comes to things sticking out of stuff...Let's just say that I have a habit of getting doorknobs stuck in the pockets of my sweats at night when I go through a doorway.

It's kind of like having your own personal arresting wire and will wake you up if you were quickly walking out of the bathroom in the middle of the night.

I don't think a Thermapen would be the right choice as it turns itself off after a few minutes. So you have to close it and open it again to turn it on. I would lean towards this design
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