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Old 08-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
Aug 2010
Douglassville, PA
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I'm tired of crappy, inconsistent, inaccurate thermos. So, I started poking around Ebay for laboratory calibre thermos and stumbled upon Fluke. There are a few older models (Fluke 51, 52, etc.) on there for reasonable prices that I think would fit the bill nicely.

Here is an example:

My question...the K-Type bead thermocouple that typically comes with these...are they completely submersible (meaning the bead AND the wire)?


...I'm back baby!!!!

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Old 08-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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I have a new model Fluke 52. It was a good meter until it fell in my mash (just momentarily). I've taken it apart several times to get it working (and was successful once), but it's dead now (shows "CAL?" on the screen, always). So, my advice to you, keep the meter away from water.

I have coated thermocouples that I use in my brewery, so I can't answer your question about them. I also have some of the bare bead ones, but I've never tried to submerge them.

- Andrew

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Old 12-08-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
Oct 2010
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Hoping to revive a dead thread here.

Are all type-k thermocouple probes compatible with all meters? Or specifically, can I buy a Fluke meter and use Thermoworks probes with it?

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Old 12-08-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
Dec 2010
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I have a fluke 87v and use the supplied thermocouple it came with.I think the thermoworks k type couple would work fine in my meter.(it looks the same}

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