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Old 09-01-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default what do you use to check your wort temp before pitching

what type of temp gauge do you use to check the temp of your wort before pitching, and do you also check the temp of your yeast?

Just curious to see what everyone uses for temp monitoring.

I have been using my tru temp digital.

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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I use my mash thermo once it is cleaned and sanatized. I don't bother to check the yeast temps as usually it is way colder than the wort it goes into. I just climatize it to the wort by adding little portions of wort to it every 3 minutes or so. lager yeast, I just pitch cold and let the wort warm it up.

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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I just use my brew pot thermometer. I don't bother with the yeast because I know its at room temperature.

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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I have a digital and a bi-metal that I use when heating hot water for my mash and lauter. Both then get moved to the bew kettle and are in the wort through boiling and chilling. As they were there for the boil, they are about as sanitized as they are going to get.

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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I have a dial therm that clips onto the brewpot and I leave it on during the boil. I calibrate it each time I brew with a very exspensive hand held therm I have. When it is at temp I tranfer to fermenter bucket (which has another dial therm on it).

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+1 to the mash tun / brew pot thermometer

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Old 09-01-2008, 02:54 PM   #7
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cant go by brew pot therm.because temp varies in pot .it might say 78 deg.but top of pot is 100. I stick a sterilized thermometer right through my transfer hose (doesnt leak)and moniter temp. that way.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #8
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I guess. Never killed my yeast yet, though I'm sure on occasion I've stressed them.

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I just slap a fermometer on the outside of the kettle after it stops feeling warm to the touch - the same one I use on the starter flask. Doesn't get much simpler than that.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:57 PM   #10
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Infrared thermometer.

I have this one:

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