Any suggestions where to place a temp probe on my direct-fired RIMS keggle. I have seen thermowells placed at the valve outlet at the bottom of the MLT and through the wall. It seems to me that a thermowell that is placed though the wall into the center of the mash will give me the most accurate control and readings. I would love to hear opinions on this one.
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll. I subscribe to the idea that if you place the probe at or near the valve outlet, when you recirc to the top of the kettle the thermal mass will balance itself out pretty well and you should hit your temp without issue.
Title says "direct fired RIMS" so in his case, this would be just at the drain port. However, this temp has really nothing to do with shooting for a destination temp. It would have to be coming out much hotter than your desired temp. I think in a direct fired RIMS, the best placement would be in the middle of the mash.