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Old 09-17-2012, 03:47 AM   #11
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Bobby, nice idea with the digital. I think I may just order one from your site when I get my plate chiller.

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:37 AM   #12
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I call that fitting a NPT to digital probe compression http://brewhardware.com/fittings/125-probecompression but in reality it's just a 1/4" tube compression fitting packed with some orings. Simple yet extremely effective. Everyone in my brew club has this setup on their plate chillers now.

Thermometer http://brewhardware.com/thermometers...al-thermometer

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:07 AM   #13
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Yep, I'm going to order that to go with my plate chiller.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #14
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X2 on the digital. When I initially did mine in the post above, I had an extra bi-metal thermo so I used it. Now it is on my HLT and I use the digital for my chiller.

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #15
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I'm going to do this with the digital thermometer. Thanks!

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #16
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I'm finally getting away from the old IC and have ordered a 40 plate chiller from Keg Cowboy. I also ordered a few things from Bobby M to set it up.

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So that 5" stem is a good length?

Can any digital thermometer that is similar work or is there something particular about that brand?

Thanks for the idea on this!

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Bobby confirmed that a Thermapen would also work in his setup which is what I'm going to use. Everything else will be just like the OP has. I'm still waiting for the Keg Cowboy chiller which has been on backorder for over a month.

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Hey guys, I have decided to just use standard garden hose connectors on my 40-plate chiller. Who has those for purchase? I see that Bobby_M has his chillers already setup that way but I did not see the connectors on his site. I think Keg Cowboy has them...but are they in stock.

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Hey guys, I have decided to just use standard garden hose connectors on my 40-plate chiller. Who has those for purchase? I see that Bobby_M has his chillers already setup that way but I did not see the connectors on his site. I think Keg Cowboy has them...but are they in stock.
I have purchased 1/2" to garden hose brass connectors at common big box retail hardware stores.
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