Originally Posted by tnbrewer371
nice thanks for the feedback! got mine in the mail today and calibrated it using the ice bath method they say in the instructions and got it dialed in to 31.8F in the ice bath so figured that was close enough, just hoping that its okay to stick the thing down in the HLT as it heats and down in the mash to check temps? second poster got me worried about the steam aspect? have you had to calibrate it again since the first time? have you checked its accuracy against anything else?
if you leave it in heavy steam for a while, it does get a little crazy, but will get back to normal eventually (at least mine did).
The times I dropped it in the water, it came out pretty non-functional. But, after letting it dry, it worked fine.
I just recently re-calibrated mine because I *thought* it was reading badly. I was comparing it to my floating glass thermometer and the two were not agreeing.
I use ice water to check for 32*F and then boiling water to check for 212*F. During the re-calibration, I found that the thing was off by only 0.1*F, but the damn glass thermometer was off by about 4*F!
so, I really didn't need to calibrate it again, but I did anyway.