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Old 12-29-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Hood thermowell or stopper thermowell

I'm about to buy a thermowell, but I don't know which type to buy, the hood or the stopper thermowell (see links below). I would imagine they both work, but is one generally better than the other? I've never used a hood on my carboy before, so i'm unfamiliar with it. Any experiences or knowledge would be much appreciated.

5 Gallon Hood Thermowell (also 3 and 6 gallon) | MoreBeer

Stopper Thermowell | MoreBeer



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Old 12-29-2011, 01:26 AM   #2
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I use the hood since it fits both my glass and better bottle carboys without having to remove the thermowell. I can go from the primary to the secondary without having to change the setup.



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Old 12-29-2011, 03:45 AM   #3
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Hood for me.

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I have the stopper one and have used it in a hood but it is nice to not have to get the stopper on and off frequently, especially if you have a mix of glass and plastic carboys. If you're using buckets, then the stopper for sure.

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I use the stopper. I use my bucket more than a carboy. But the stopper fits both.



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