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Old 05-01-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Greetings -

Does anyone know if those strip thermometers work on plastic bucket fermenters? Or only on glass carboys? I've got one stuck to my plastic bucket and it reads the same temp as the ambient temp. I've got some pretty vigorous fermentation going on an IPA and can't imagine it's not warmer in the fermenter...leading me to believe the thermometer isn't working on the plastic.

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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ive got one on my bucket seem to work as well as a thermometer on the outside of a bucket can.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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My fermometers on buckets work fine. I saw it first hand last night when I poured 78 degree wort into a bucket in my 65 degree garage. The fermometer registered the change right away.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!

I might have something wrong with my strip thermometer...my strip (which is the same as ambient) is stating 63 degrees....but I decided to take the lid off and take a temp reading to find out for sure, where it read 68 (which I was happy about)...but I think there is something wrong with my strip.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!

I might have something wrong with my strip thermometer...my strip (which is the same as ambient) is stating 63 degrees....but I decided to take the lid off and take a temp reading to find out for sure, where it read 68 (which I was happy about)...but I think there is something wrong with my strip.
They're generally accurate to within 1 degree. Sounds like you just have a bad one.
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