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Old 03-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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I have a Blichman 15 gallon that came with a ball valve, a sight glass and a thermometer. I put a plug in the thermo hole and have never actually used it. Afraid it would snag the bag, don't you see. I use a thermal industries meat thermometer with the probe waterproofed for all my wort temperature needs.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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While I don't have a thermometer on mine yet, I will say that if you ever reach into a hot kettle (while the wife distracts you with another question) and have your glasses steam so bad that you dip not only the probe thermometer but the tip of three of your fingers into almost boiling sugary wort you will see the advantages of one.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #13
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How do you avoid snapping your thermometer when you put the wort chiller in? Are there thermometers that you can somehow remove while your kettle is still full?
Mine doesn't stick out that far (that's what she said) and I have plenty of wort chiller room....
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #14
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How do you avoid snapping your thermometer when you put the wort chiller in? Are there thermometers that you can somehow remove while your kettle is still full?
guess it depends on your coil diameter vs kettle diameter, mine fits just fine, thermometer sticks into the kettle about 2", and is pretty sturdy. I normally do bump into it when putting in the chiller but no real problem getting past it. And I love having it in there while immersion chilling. Much easier than messing with a floating thermometer while stirring the wort.
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