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Old 01-31-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
Feb 2008
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Would LOVE to have one that could be mounted bulkhead style.

Was having issues with the PID............not the PID, the probe STB
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-31-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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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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Old 01-31-2010, 11:58 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #5
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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.

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

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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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.

Here is a description of each type of temperture probe.

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