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Old 11-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Anyone using the igrill for home brewing? I think it would be a great tool for temperature monitoring both during brewing and fermentation. The big question is can the probe and wire be submersed into hot liquid. Anyone using this?



 
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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if it's like other probes, which it probably is... then the probe itself can be inserted into liquid just fine, but getting the cable wet can either ruin the probe or cause it to malfunction. I've done this by using a probe thermometer in my mash totally submersed... but I solved the problem ultimately by baking the probe to dry out the moisture that was causing the malfunction.



 
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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this interests me for smoking, But I don't see anything about how hot the device itself can handle.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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I'd also be concerned about accuracy at LOW temps. Since this is made for grilling and measuring high temps, I don't think that'd be a concern (the submerging into liquid MIGHT). But I'm always kind of leary about using grilling thermometers for fermentation. I'd go with the brewmometer or something similar, but I'm probably being paranoid. Usually the wort inside is maybe 2F warmer than the temp strip, at most (from what I can recall from discussions on the subject).
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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FYI, I talked to the people at igrill and they said that their probe wire cannot sit in liquid. They have had a lot of injuries from home brewers and are considering making a version for us.

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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I used my wife's William sonoma temperature probe to monitor my mash temps once. Everything was going fine until I started to add heat for mashout (BIAB). The probe sunk further and touched the bottom. The numbers went through the roof and now it reads 20* high or so. From reading this thread, I bet water got into the probe. Going to try baking it to see if that fixes it.

On another note, what probe style thermometers are people using? I use my stick thermometer but I have to either leave the top not fully closed or open the top to take a reading which is not the best way I bet.

 
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #7
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I emailed iGrill asking for a liquid submersion prob also. The more people who request the more likely they'll develop it.

Email [email protected] asking for this when you have a moment!

 
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #8
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I have and use igrill regularly for smoking.


Above post is accurate, probe can be submerged, cable can't.
It reads fine at low and high temps.
Some cool functionality like time lapse graphing and timer and temp threshold alarms.

 
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #9
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Would adding heat shrink wrap from the where the probe ends and up the wire a foot or two or three help?

What about a probe from a different manufacturer?

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #10
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Just to add to the list here I got the iGrill.. dropped the probes into the HLT and not they do not work

You need to build a thermowell or suchlike


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