Mash Tun Thermometer? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Mash Tun Thermometer?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-18-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
cobolstinks
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Rochester, MN
Posts: 229
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I use a coleman extreme 52 qt for my mash tun, and I don't know if shutting the lid on my thermometer probe is a good idea...... How do must people leave their thermometer in the mash tun, do you cut a hole in the wall of your mash to stick your thermometer through?

Thanks,
Chris



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
IamNash
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
St Paul, MN
Posts: 39

How much temp do you lose over the course of your rest?

My cooler loses 1 degree over 60 minutes, so I stopped bothering with monitoring the temp during the mash, and its just the cheapy no name cooler from menards, not the extreme.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
HoppyMaltPoet
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Long Island, NY
Posts: 319
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


There are some ways to go through the wall. I have been looking at thermowells, or even the rubber stopper method.
http://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/02...lt-mlt-cooler/

But for now I use a floating thermometer and just close the lid. And check it at the end. I barely loose any heat (maybe 1 degree).

EDIT: Floating thermometer:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/float...ermometer.html
__________________
Workers of the earth! I bring... good tidings of peanuts! And beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
defenestrate
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
defenestrate's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
edgewater, MD
Posts: 1,026
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


i wouldnt worry about it, i have the 72 ct extreme and lose 1 degree at most
__________________
(dē-fěn'ĭ-strāt') To throw out of a window.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
cobolstinks
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Rochester, MN
Posts: 229
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


i usually lose 1 to 2 degrees depending on how often i stir the mash. I guess it would be best to check it once at the end. Just kinda anal about my brewing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 02:42 AM   #6
funkswing
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Athens, Georgia
Posts: 479
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts


I use a digital meat thermometer probe. It has a long cord and I just shut the lid on the cord (it still seals fine). I don't loss any temp after it equilibrates (after about 5 mins of stirring).

I leave it in there most of the time. If the temp. changes then I know that I didn't mix the mash well enough. I take it out to check the temp on my sparge water towards the end of the mash.
__________________
Homebrew Blog (Recipes)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 02:45 AM   #7
Reelale
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Posts: 17,742
Liked 1374 Times on 1332 Posts


^^^^ Me too. I monitor the output from a RIMS tube via thermocouple, but use a digital with probe for the grain bed.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
crap! broke thermometer in mash tun! vmpolesov All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 21 11-24-2014 04:40 AM
Batch Sparge Homemade Mash tun from Cooler Thermometer Paul_Aris All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 05-03-2010 11:43 AM
What kind of Mash temp thermometer? Tmeister All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 35 11-26-2009 06:41 PM
Two Thermometer MLT? Cpt_Kirks All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 10-13-2009 07:35 PM
Mash Temp and Thermometer location enohcs All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 05-31-2008 02:20 AM


Forum Jump