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Old 09-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Well it was a Blur !!! You guys make this Sound & LQQk so easy !!!

A few Newbie mistakes here and there, just a lack of experience. I only managed a few pixs during the day.

Fermentation started with in the 1st 18hrs - Is this good ???

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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Watch out for the POS probe thermometer. Turns out the probe isn't waterproof, but you can dry it out in the oven til you get a new one. I let mine submerge in the mash, next time it was off by 20+ degrees and I mashed at 120....didn't realize I had a problem til the OG was 30 points low.

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Watch out for the POS probe thermometer. Turns out the probe isn't waterproof, but you can dry it out in the oven til you get a new one. I let mine submerge in the mash, next time it was off by 20+ degrees and I mashed at 120....didn't realize I had a problem til the OG was 30 points low.
Can you buy replacement ones ??? or is the whole unit no good the me ???
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Check it in ice and/or boiling water without submerging bent section where the wire goes into probe (that's where the water gets in). If it reads 32/212 or close enough to make you happy, you're fine, just keep it from getting water/wort/whatever in there. If the reading is way off, stick the probe in the oven til you see liquid come out and then dry up. Re-check. I found a replacement probe with stainless wrapped wire, but it cost as much as this cheap POS did in the first place. Found a candy thermometer with pretty good analog dial and a 10" probe for under 10$ delivered. I'll get one of those til I decide I want something fancier.

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Watch out for the POS probe thermometer. Turns out the probe isn't waterproof, but you can dry it out in the oven til you get a new one. I let mine submerge in the mash, next time it was off by 20+ degrees and I mashed at 120....didn't realize I had a problem til the OG was 30 points low.
Mine did that read 180degrees at room temp. Threw it away but I will say it had a nice timer. I knew it sounded too good to be true. Timer and thermometer that I can leave in my mash and have a reading from the outside lol
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