I'm a relatively new brewer and I find myself checking temperatures repeatedly during the boil and cool down. I realize it is a bit of work and money, but I'm considering installing a dial theremometer in my 7 gallon stainless brew pot. I'm thinking it would save me having to grab the floating glass one I currently use and decrease contamination from this same procedure. Not to mention having to remove it every time I stir it.
Any recommendations on the manufacturer or type (probe length 2" vs. 4")?
Where to install it on the pot (near the bottom, middle or top)?