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Old 08-26-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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I was going to invent a digital thermometer with a wired temp probe and an alarm on it and call it "The Brew Buddy". Somebody beat me to it. I just ordered one from More Beer.

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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target sells and oven thermometer with the same features. put some silicone tubing over the probe and cord, and its water tight for brewing.

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Old 08-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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Yeah, I hope it wasn't more than $15, mine is from BEDBATH&BEYOND and it works great.

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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Yeah, they're great. Now, install it in your MLT & HLT.

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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how did you guys put silicon tubing over the probe.. I tried to but it kept getting stuck as I was trying to feed the wire through...

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Keg lube. See: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=26905&highlight=wort+proofing+pro be

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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how did you guys put silicon tubing over the probe.. I tried to but it kept getting stuck as I was trying to feed the wire through...
I cut the wire and slipped it through the tubing, then resoldered it.. It wasn't very easy, as you seem to have realized, I think I poured some rubbing alcohol down through it (as opposed to water, simply because it dries a lot faster) to help it go a little easier, and then I had to really work to get the wire through - the braided metal shield on the wire was like a chinese finger trap, in reverse... I seem to remember the process being something like a snake swallowing something: pinch the tubing where the end of the wire is, and pull the rest of the tubing further down the wire, pinch it there and then release the other end. Then sort of squeeze it in areas where the metal shielding is getting stuck.

In retrospect, Bobby_M's suggestion of keg lube sounds like a much easier solution, with the added bonus that the probe is filled with that grease after, meaning even if some water tried to enter it wouldn't get far.
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:56 PM   #8
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Everything is better with lube.. ;-)

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #9
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Where do you guys get silicone tubing from? I have the same thermometer that your talking about from Target. Thanks.

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Petco. Aquarium air tubing.

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