I am just getting back into brewing after a 6 year layoff. (got married had 2 kids)
Getting my brew stuff out I noticed that the brand new fermentap thermometer MT500 on my brand new polarware 40qt brew kettle was reading 140... Hmmm it should have been around 40 or so in the garage... It seems if I tap the dail it will jump around a bit. Do I need to go out and buy a new one or can anyone tell me what I can do? I wanted to brew a couple of beers I picked up from Austin Home Brew this weekend. But I may just have to go the old fashioned route and use a hand thermometer on my brew kettle. Thanks in advance. I look forward to being more frequent on these forums now that I am back in brewing.