Originally Posted by schristian619
yes, the thermometer is weldless. It works well, although I (and I think most agree) find the thermometer to be higher than I would like. In my 15 gal boilermaker, its right around the 6.5 gallon mark, which is useless when cooling my 5 gallon batches.
This is too true. I went with the 15 gallon so I can brew 10 gallon batches as well, but the majority of my brewing is 5 gallon batches, so that thermometer does nothing but sit there and look pretty.
I think I'll order the 10 gallon boilermaker at some point, and this should then solve the problem.