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Old 02-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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I just received mine yesterday and was wondering if anybody out there is using one. I wanted to know if the temp probe that comes with it needs to go inside a thermowell or is it capable of going in the boiling wort?

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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I know the STC1000 probe is waterproof, I use it in a water bottle in my keggerator.
I have not tested it at mash temps. I would consider protesting the probe with some silicon aquarium pump hose or a thermowell. You will need some type of thermal grease if you use the thermalwell.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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I use one but i don't think it's safe for boiling wort.. I'm only using mine for my kegerator but I have another one showing up at the house today that will be for heating my strike/sparge water to 170F.

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Are there some alternative probes to use? I have an RTD PT-100 but it has 3 connections. I also have a small "k" style.

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STC-1000 is a thermostat, not a PID controller.

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Thanks for the update, Alien. Got an answer about other thermocouples as that was what the question was posed??

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Not really. What the other guy said. Maybe boil the probe in water and see if the water tastes bad? Any chance of contacting the manufacturer to ask what the plastic casing is made of?

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STC-1000 is a thermostat, not a PID controller.
It is a temperature controller for both heat and cool with two outputs.
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It is a temperature controller for both heat and cool with two outputs.
Yes! A bit like the thing that controls the AC and heating in my house.
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Highly doubt the probe could withstand boiling, and if it could I doubt it'd be foodsafe. That sheathing is super soft, in an acidic environment at high temps there's no way it'd be safe.

Also, remember it's just on and off, to have it come on rapidly in place of a PID/SSR would mean likely frying out the controller pretty fast, or the relay at least.

I think this is sort of out of the ideal purpose of this device.

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