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Old 10-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Need suggestions on a good thermometer

A few weeks ago I posted that I was having problems with my thermometer. I calibrated in crushed ice water @ 32 then placed it in boiling water which read 185. I then decided to adjust it to 212 in boiling water. When I took a reading in iced water it read 45. The temperature curve is too much for me to feel comfortable using it. I have no idea at what temperature I'm mashing. It's a needle style thermometer with a nut on the back. I've used electronic thermometers in the past, but always had problems with them. They would always fluctuate by 10 when reading my mash temperature.

I think it's time for me to buy a really nice thermometer. Does anyone have any suggestions on a highly accurate thermometer I can use in all stages of brewing?


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Old 10-14-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yep, there is no substitute. I use mine for brewing and cooking.
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Definitely thermapen. Just do it.
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Thermapen, just got mine last week for $79.
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Looks like I'm going to be getting a Thermapen. It'll be worth it in the long run, I've probably gone through that much already in garbage thermometers. My birthday is coming up in a few days, now I know what I'm getting.


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