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Old 01-08-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Curios to know where you guys have purchased your stainless thermowells for the mash tun? I have found a couple sites offering them, but figured I would ask. What sizes did you end up going with, 2 1/2 or 4"? Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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I just ordered a 4" thermowell from brewershardware.com for my RIMS tube. Bargainfittings.com is probably where most people are getting thermowells. I have purchased all my other SS camlocks there.

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+1 on brewers hardware. I have a rectangular cooler and I use a 6" in to make sure it reaches the center of my tun.

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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Ya I found that site, and they look pretty good. I also found these on ebay for a good price and cheap shipping:
http://cgi.ebay.com/THERMOWELL-304ss...item2eaff48457

I am going to be using this in a keg mash tun. Can I get away with the 2 1/2" or should I go witht he 4". Also is everyone using 304 or 316 SS?

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304 is fine for our purposes, I'd go with the 4" depending on how you are mounting it.

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anyone using these in fermenters? do you drill your own stoppers? how hard is that?

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going to be welding on a stainless 1/2" full coupler, then threading the thermowell in to that.

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I don't use a thermowell in my fermenters, just tape the probe on to the side of the fermenter with a bit of bubble wrap over it for insulation. Seems to stay pretty dead on.

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