I just bought a Johnson Controls A419 controller with a carboy heater and thermowell from northern brewer for brewing in my cold basement. Here's the setup
I need to use a blow-off tube in the beginning of the fermentation and therefore cannot use the thermowell included in the kit. Is the probe included with the A419 waterproof / food safe? I was considering running the probe up the blow-off tube and submersing it in the beer during the blow off stage if it were possible. Has anyone heard of this or tried it before?