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Matt3989 10-03-2012 01:15 AM

Temp recording probe?
 
Okay, does anyone know of a cheapish temperature probe that either has a data logger attached (preferred), or that I can connect to a computer. I'd like to use a thermowell to monitor temperature over time both inside the fermenter and outside the vessel.

I don't plan on this really improving my brewing, I'd just to see the info for my own curiosity. And so I can measure the thermo conductivity of the carboy, and the amount of heat produced by the yeast.

MalFet 10-03-2012 01:20 AM

There are tons of cheap USB thermometers out there. Something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Powered-Thermometer-Temperature-Sensor-Data/dp/B0054U4YKI/

Matt3989 10-03-2012 01:27 AM

Yeah, thanks! Something that doesn't need a computer to be hooked to it at all times would be preferred, but i can make that work with an old laptop if i don't find anything else reasonable.

MalFet 10-03-2012 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt3989 (Post 4464673)
Yeah, thanks! Something that doesn't need a computer to be hooked to it at all times would be preferred, but i can make that work with an old laptop if i don't find anything else reasonable.

Those exist too, though they're quite a bit more expensive. Just search for "temperature logger" and you'll have a dozen different options.

psbuckland 10-05-2012 01:52 AM

USB Temp Sensor
 
I have used this many times to log the temp of a mash over time and also to log the heat loss of my old cooler mash tun.

http://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/temperature-sensors/go-temp/

It needs a computer but is super accurate and the free logging software is easy to use. Good luck!

S-

Matt3989 10-05-2012 02:28 AM

Thanks!i looked at that one last night actually, I've used sensors by vernier before and they have been quality products. But i wasn't sure about that free lite version of their software. Good to know though.

lavinjj 10-13-2012 05:01 PM

if you don't mind buildng one from scratch,I have a project out at http://diybrewery.com

It is based on a Netduino Plus and provides a web based interface to view the data. Construction is pretty simple.

Hope it helps

Matt3989 10-15-2012 01:47 AM

That's perfect, thanks a lot. I'll build it in the next couple of weeks.

davidr7283 01-09-2013 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lavinjj (Post 4496034)
if you don't mind buildng one from scratch,I have a project out at http://diybrewery.com

It is based on a Netduino Plus and provides a web based interface to view the data. Construction is pretty simple.

Hope it helps

What temp prob did you use?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt3989 (Post 4499318)
That's perfect, thanks a lot. I'll build it in the next couple of weeks.

What did you end up doing?


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