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Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hi all, I just had a thought and wondered if anyone knows of a thermometer that has an alarm setting that triggers when you cool off to a certain temp.

I would like to preheat my cooler MLT with my strike water, set the thermo up and have it beep once it gets down to a preset temp. Mine only works the other way, telling me when I get up to a set temp.

I could then go do something else while my cooler warms up, and not have to worry about when to add the grain.

Lazy, I know....but convenient. Lol

Thanks!


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Old 12-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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This is a very common feature on BBQ thermometers. Here's one that includes a wireless monitor. (I don't know anything about this thermometer except that it came up when I searched Amazon and listed both over- and under-temp alarms)

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Therm...bq+thermometer


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Old 12-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link! I searched, but apparently with the wrong key words. Mine is a cheapo, not surprised its lacking.
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Glad to help. There are a couple things I'm not sure about, though-- one is the temperature range. I suspect it's ok, but it's possible that the thermometer is intended for temperatures higher than typical brewing temps. The low end for BBQ is probably a bit high for mashing, so it's possible that the settings start at something like 180.

The other is the resolution. One of the comments made it sound like it might be 5, which may be too coarse. But I'm sure that a suitable thermometer exists somewhere.
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