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Old 11-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Mash Tun Thermometer?

I use a coleman extreme 52 qt for my mash tun, and I don't know if shutting the lid on my thermometer probe is a good idea...... How do must people leave their thermometer in the mash tun, do you cut a hole in the wall of your mash to stick your thermometer through?

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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How much temp do you lose over the course of your rest?

My cooler loses 1 degree over 60 minutes, so I stopped bothering with monitoring the temp during the mash, and its just the cheapy no name cooler from menards, not the extreme.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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There are some ways to go through the wall. I have been looking at thermowells, or even the rubber stopper method.
http://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/02...lt-mlt-cooler/

But for now I use a floating thermometer and just close the lid. And check it at the end. I barely loose any heat (maybe 1 degree).

EDIT: Floating thermometer:

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i wouldnt worry about it, i have the 72 ct extreme and lose 1 degree at most

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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i usually lose 1 to 2 degrees depending on how often i stir the mash. I guess it would be best to check it once at the end. Just kinda anal about my brewing.

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Old 11-19-2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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I use a digital meat thermometer probe. It has a long cord and I just shut the lid on the cord (it still seals fine). I don't loss any temp after it equilibrates (after about 5 mins of stirring).

I leave it in there most of the time. If the temp. changes then I know that I didn't mix the mash well enough. I take it out to check the temp on my sparge water towards the end of the mash.

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^^^^ Me too. I monitor the output from a RIMS tube via thermocouple, but use a digital with probe for the grain bed.

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