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Old 11-07-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hi,
upgrading my system, going to a direct fire mashtun. Just cut the tops off the kegs gonna have couplings welded, but have a question.

I'm currently using something like this in my cooler mashtun: http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-1470-Digital-Cooking-Thermometer/dp/B00004XSC5/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1320691441&sr=8-8

Has anyone configured a keg mashtun (or anything with a 1/2" npt coupling) to take one of these probes? Wondering if its feasible, otherwise ill just go with a bremometer type therm, but i love the digitals....

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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Weldless Temp Probe is the ticket.

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/temperature-probes

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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wow nice stuff but a little more pricey than i was hoping for...

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But if I went with those probes, what would I use to read the temp? I don't want a fancy controller system. Just want to read the temps.

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wow nice stuff but a little more pricey than i was hoping for...
What are you hoping to spend? It's only $35 or so for the temp probe and wires. Not sure how you would wire it to a hand held read out...?
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Easy to do with a compression fitting and a couple orings. I can set you up with the fitting, orings and a 1/4" half coupling to weld in for $15 plus ship.

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If it were me and i was dead set on using that probe and readout id make a enclosure out of some 3/8 copper pipe 2-3" long, like the stuff we make wort chillers out of. Using leadless solder put a cap on one end, then get a 3/8 - 1/2npt compression fitting for the other end. Stick the probe in there with some sort of epoxy or loosely would work to.

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i must be missing a few things here, im sorry. If i use these probes don't i have to use this control box? http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/control-panel-part-1. I don't want to have an automated setup, just want to read out a digital temp.

As per cost 35 is reasonable, but that is not the price im seeing here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/custom-temperature-probes looks like $65 per if im reading this right...

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