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Old 09-12-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default mash cooler: thermometer

i have the HD rubbermaid 10 gal cooler that i use for my mash.
has anyone put a thermometer on the side to check temps with out having to open it up?
if so plese point me to what i need to do this....
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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I read either on Homebrewtalk or the AHA forums that someone used this: http://www.mcmaster.com/#1061t11/=e1b69u and inserted a thermometer to read the temps. There was a full write up but I only bookmarked the part.


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Old 09-13-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
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Ok ill have to check it out. Thanks
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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Check THIS out. Cheap, easy, works. What more could you ask for?
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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That looks easy. Anyone try it? Does it work good? Any leakage
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:11 AM   #6
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Got pretty much same themomoters at harbor freight for $5.99 ea
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:44 AM   #7
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That looks easy. Anyone try it? Does it work good? Any leakage
I did it in my cooler mash tun. Works fine.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:03 AM   #8
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I converted my hd cooler to a stainless steel liner instead of plastic so it would be really easy to install any kind of fittings you would want too. Here is the link http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-new-mash-tun-268370/
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That looks easy. Anyone try it? Does it work good? Any leakage
I have almost the same setup. I have a thermocouple in a SS thermowell instead of a digital quick-read thermo, but it's essentially the same. I used a little keg lube so that I could jam the stopper in really well. I've never had any leaking problems.


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