Originally Posted by eagle83
I just bought an inexpensive Chi control. Seems to be working pretty good for the price (still tinkering with it a bit). Some of you guys who have some experience let me know your techniques. I have a digital thermometer with a probe I have run into the fridge to monitor the temp. I need to read the manual and find out if the probe can be submersed. If it can should I run the probe through the airlock port into the beer to get a more accurate reading, or does it work fine to just tape the probe to the side of the bucket/better bottle?
I tape mine to the side of my carboys and adjust a bit for the differences there. You can look into getting a thermowell, too. That would get you right into the middle of the wort. I don't know about the probe on what you have being submersible. I'd be careful with that.