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Old 04-17-2007, 06:51 PM   #21
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Those therms with the wire leads, I have had nothing but headaches with. Be sure that the wire stays dry, or it will read 400 degrees in the shade. Mine failed completely in no time, I also read alot of reviews stating the same about those therms. NOW, if you did what I did so that the wire lead stays dry and cool, it may last a long time! Simple solution and easy reading! KISS



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FWIW, if you do get the braided lead wet and throw off the calibration, a 20 minute bake in the oven at 350˚ will drive off the moisture and the probe will read correctly again. Just make sure to leave the plastic connector on the end of the lead OUTSIDE the oven when attempting this!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:00 PM   #22
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I had to do that several times... but there came a point where it would no longer read... it just reads "HI" all the time... they can only be baked so often from what I have seen before they short out completely.

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Old 05-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #23
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I know I asked before about the rubber stoppers at Lowe's but since I don't have a LHBS I have to order online. The problem with that is they cost less than a dollar for two but shipping is $5.99 from AHS and almost $10 from Northern Brewer. Does anyone think the rubber stoppers from Lowe's will cause off flavors in the mash? They're standard black rubber.

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #24
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I drilled 3/32 holes in both my partial mash and full mash tuns and just forced the probe through the hole, no leaks so far

 
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #25
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I have gotten a couple inquiries again about these thermometers for coolers, so here is the BUMP for those who are interested.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:02 PM   #26
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Do NOT use the black rubber stoppers. They contain sulfur, and will definitely have a bad effect on your mash.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:52 AM   #27
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Of course, use brewing stoppers, not hardware store stoppers LOL

 
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #28
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Gotten a couple inquiries again this week... BUMP, here are the cheap cooler thermometers.

 
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:10 PM   #29
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I really like this idea and may try it sometime. Although I like to take the temp at several spots inside the mash tun.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:27 PM   #30
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just looking at some of your pics, pol. Is that one of those gorilla shelf units you're using for your stand?
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