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Old 11-29-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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So... made a dumb mistake. I just eyeballed my thermometer placement on my kettle and when i tested the water levels, the probe of the thermometer sits about half an inch above the water level (after boil off).

The good news is that it is a few inches below water level pre-boil. My thoughts are that pre-boil temps are more important because once i ramp the wort up to boiling, the temperature is fairly obvious. After that during the cool down, it will sit about half an inch below water level so i know my temps might be a bit low but i should be ok?

Am i missing a big issue here? Do i need to go buy a new pot?

FYI i do three gallon batches and start with about 4 gallons

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Old 11-29-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Use that hole for a whirlpooling port. Add another for the thermometer.

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