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Old 07-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any good suggestions for fitting a cooler MLT with a thermometer? I was using my brew kettle as a mash tun, and now have moved onto a cooler MLT. I have the exit valve on it, but I want to incorporate a thermometer into the cooler so I can monitor the temperature without having to open it up to check.

I was thinking of just drilling a hole slightly smaller or about the same diameter as the thermometer and push it through. How would you seal it if it leaks? Silicone calk?

Any suggestions???


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Old 07-12-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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You could use a cooler thermo bulkhead. They make them for coolers and kettles. $10.80 here.

My guess is this design uses rubber o-rings like their thermosight. I didn't like it, so I made some changes. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=28815

I'm sure The Pol will also chime in with his DIY solution using a rubber stopper crammed in a hole in the cooler.

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