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Old 03-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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In the past four or five weeks I have broken three, yes 3, of the floating thermometers sold at my LHBS. They all broke in the same place by minor bumps, making me think it's a flaw in the product (very weak glass). SO! I am looking for any recommendations for a digital thermometer good for mashing and boiling. Thanks!

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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After having broken four probe thermometers and being sick of the poor accuracy of floating thermos, I chose these two:

While I don't believe for a second that the Taylor is really waterproof, they are very accurate and produce results quickly.

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
Dec 2007
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I like this one from Cole Parmer:

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by skiwithg View Post
Don't get this kind. They do not hold up well at all. I have had 2.
Read all about it here:

I have one of the Taylor kind. It is not great, but it is (for the moment) working. If you have the $$ get the best:

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Old 03-22-2010, 01:39 AM   #5
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I have 2 of these and love em.
You can also set alamr temps on these. I stick the phobe in my mash and have had no problems over thr course of 8 batches since i got em

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Old 03-22-2010, 01:49 AM   #6
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It's pricey, but hands down the best general purpose digital thermometer I've ever had.

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