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Old 02-16-2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I am in the process of collecting materials to make a Brutus 5 (I am not really ready to make the jump to 10 gallons and am getting married soon so I'm also trying to save some dough) I have been looking around trying to find those short thermowells that I have seen some people inserting into a stainless steel tee in order to monitor the temp of the outflow of the mash and HLT. This would make life much easier for me seeing how I have invested into 10 gallon boilermakers and the thermometers on those babies are set pretty high (about 4 gallons or so).

Can anyone help me with finding these things?

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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Check out Brewer's hardware. That's where I got mine from. Fit perfectly in a 1/2" tee.
Here's a link.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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What length did you get? What works best?

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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Just the 2" - fits nicely. Not sure you'd want it much longer; at some point, it would make closing the ball valve impossible. I just wanted it to extend most of the way into the tee.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:06 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot! However I found these RTD probes from Auber that seem like they will be a little more accurate as the probe isn't enclosed by a thermowell. I like this idea a little more, all I need is a 1/2" to 1/4" bushing for what I found. My new problem with this is that I am not sure if this is a universal probe. I already have Love TS controllers and am hoping I can wire these probes into them. Here's the link:

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=189

Is anyone familiar with these things?

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