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Old 12-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default How to read Temp Tape?

I have kind of a dumb question and cant seem to find the answer from searching this forum or google.

How do I read my temperture tape on the outside of my Carboy?

I have a dark blue block that says 64, a green block on 66 and a red block at 68, all other blocks are blacked out. Do I go with the green? Is my batch sitting at 66 degrees?

Or maybe my tape isn't working properly? Any help would be great. Thanks!


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I go by the middle number.


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The instructions that came with mine said read the 'greenest' number as your temp.
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I also have a question about tape thermometer. Is it an accurate temp of the brew? Or, is it reading air temp, or a mixture of air and beer temp?
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f one crystal is highlighted in green, it is that temperature. If two adjoining crystals are highlighted in blue and tan, it is the temperature in between.
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Good stuff, thanks alot guys. Happy Brewing
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I also have a question about tape thermometer. Is it an accurate temp of the brew? Or, is it reading air temp, or a mixture of air and beer temp?
In my (limited) experience, it's the temperature of the beer/wort at the edge of the container. When the beer is fermenting, the middle of the bucket is going to be warmer.
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In my (limited) experience, it's the temperature of the beer/wort at the edge of the container. When the beer is fermenting, the middle of the bucket is going to be warmer.
I doubt the middle would be much warmer while fermenting due to aggressive mixing. Afterwards maybe.


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