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Old 11-05-2009, 03:52 AM   #1
Sep 2009
Hoboken, NJ
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Hello All,

New to the brew. I'd appreciate your thoughts on thermometers. A dial one like this one that clamps to a brew kettle:

Or a standard floating one?

Price isn't the issue ($12 for the dial and $6 for the floater), but anyone know about the accuracy of the dial models vs. the standard/reliable floaters? Accuracy's most important to me, but I figured that the dials are more convenient as they're easier to read and always in sight.

Big thanks for your input,

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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If you put the glass one in and it breaks...ouch

I'd go with the metal on that clamps to the ketttle

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Old 11-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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Yeah.....reaching into near boiling wort to check temp also isn't fun.... I'd go with the clamp on one.

Side note: Make sure you follow the manufacturers directions on calibrating the thing.... It seems like a waste of time I know...but wow what a difference... Even if it's the type that can't be adjusted...at least you'll know how many degrees it's off....

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Old 11-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #4

I'm a big fan of Type-K thermocouples, myself. Incredibly accurate.

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