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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #71
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Zombie thread! I'm thinking of trying this, and was wondering how this technique is holding up for everyone. Any leaks or anything?
This works great with no leaks. Just put the stopper in from the inside. Water pressure seals it. No silicone no leaks.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #72
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so you just put some food grade silicone around the stopper?
Yup.
With a little hole just big enough to fit the probe.
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Follow up on this mod with my experience. I'm glad this is working for others and for me *at first* it worked great, but then it leaked...just a little, nothing that was a big deal for that batch, BUT once the inside insulation of the cooler has been compromised, it's impossible to dry (the wort leaked between the plastic walls and into the foam insulation) so after that, my cooler wouldn't maintain temps for ****.

I've since replaced the cooler and now all is good again and I just leave a dairy thermometer floating in the cooler like I have for the previous 20 years.

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I know this is an old thread, and has been necroed, but I just had a thought that this would probably be a good solution to adding a thermowell to a fermenter. If you have a drilled bottling bucket, or drill one yourself, you could install a probe this way to get a better reading on your fermentation temps. I may try this with a stopper and probe and use my bottling bucket (spigot removed) for fermenting. Obviously I will need to disassemble everything between batches, sanitize well and monitor for leaks.

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