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Old 11-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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I dropped my Talyor in the mash tun. Letting it dry out now. Wasnt in there for more then 1 sec. Think it will ever work again?

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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get a floating glass thermometer for the mash

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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Lock it away in a seal ziploc bag full of rice, or preferably a more potent desiccant, for about a week; don't attempt to turn it back on while it may still have moisture hidden away in there. After a week in the desiccant, you should be able to turn it back on with little problem.

The only thing I'd be worried about is the sugar content and stickyness on the inside of the thermo... so after it dries, take some industrial grade rubbing alcohol to its insides and try to get the circuits clean.

Good luck, mate; I bet it'll come on back.

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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I've had success by immersing electronics in 91% isopropyl alcohol to absorb the moisture, then letting them air dry. Sounds strange, but It's worked for me a few times. Sealed container of rice works okay too. Sugars and other "gunk" can be rinsed off with distilled water as it won't conduct electricity, then sealed in rice.

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After sealing in rice put it on top of your cable box. The gentle constant heat will help too. Did this with a cellphone that went for a swim in the toliet. Worked prefect after 48 hours in rice on the cable box

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Got it working. Just took it apart and wiped the circuit board with water and dried it. Thanks for the help.

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I've had success by immersing electronics in 91% isopropyl alcohol to absorb the moisture, then letting them air dry. Sounds strange, but It's worked for me a few times. Sealed container of rice works okay too. Sugars and other "gunk" can be rinsed off with distilled water as it won't conduct electricity, then sealed in rice.
Distilled water can still conduct, just not as well as regular water.

Good idea, just fyi.
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This is why I made a wrist strap for mine

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Lock it away in a seal ziploc bag full of rice, or preferably a more potent desiccant, for about a week; don't attempt to turn it back on while it may still have moisture hidden away in there. After a week in the desiccant, you should be able to turn it back on with little problem.

The only thing I'd be worried about is the sugar content and stickyness on the inside of the thermo... so after it dries, take some industrial grade rubbing alcohol to its insides and try to get the circuits clean.

Good luck, mate; I bet it'll come on back.
This. I dropped mine in a bucket of starsan. Just leave it off and let it dry for a good while. Take it apart to expose the electronics if possible. Mine is working fine now, shows boiling water at 212. During the time it was off though I used a floating thermometer that showed boiling water at 220. That was fun.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:57 AM   #10
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They sell waterproof digital thermometers too.

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