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Old 01-31-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Temperature probes, what are you using?

Would LOVE to have one that could be mounted bulkhead style.

Was having issues with the PID............not the PID, the probe STB
Immersible and hanging in steam are not one in the same

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Temp Probes

I don't know if they will work with your application, but I am using "k" type thermocouples in my pots. I got the bulkhead fittings from williams home brew supply. Here is the link: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WELD-..._P1032C141.cfm

The only problem that I had with these is that my thermocouples are 3/16", and they did not fit in these fittings, I had to drill them out just a hair, and they work perfect, no leaks, thermocouple precision!

You can chek out my videos to see my setup if you like. Hope I helped.

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http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...4b11b541b78cfe

These guys are a solid piece until it gets to the connector. So if it is bulk head mounted you shouldn't have any kind of issue.
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You might want to take a look at the thermowells offered by StirPlates.com http://www.stirplates.com/probeEnds.htm

I have one of his longer wells that I use for both my mash tune and fermenters. Great fit and finish,

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CodeRage, that looks like what I'm interested in.
Nice and short, removable is a HUGE plus.
Mine is a stand alone so without any method of CIP I need to be able to tip the keggle over for cleaning.

My manual states I would need a resistor for a 3 wire probe..............?
Wonder what size.
http://www.extech.com/instruments/re...s/48VTR_UM.pdf

Gotta find a 1/4" SS fitting to have welded into the keggle.

Love the bartering system. Have a tank welding specialist next to my workplace and they like beer

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I am using thermistors. Themistors and RTD's are more accurate than thermocouples. Thermistors have a tigher range of use though. These are the thermistors I am using.
http://www.embeddedcontrolconcepts.com/order.html

Here is a description of each type of temperture probe.

http://www.process-controls.com/ener...uples_rtds.htm

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