Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > ProbeThermometer Issues
Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Collegeville, Pa
Posts: 896
Liked 43 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default ProbeThermometer Issues

So I have two probe thermometers, a 2 and 6 inch. The tww monitors my boil and the six I useto monitor my mash. Just noticed the two inch was two or three degrees cooler than the six at ambient so I decided to calibrate them for the first time. Problem is they're reading a few degrees warmer than 32 in ice water and a few degrees cooler than 212 in boiling water. Think it's because I'm just sticking the probe in the water rather than screwing it into a fitting on a pot? I'm wondering if some heat from the dial end is keeping the steel probe from cooling or heating completely. I'd rather not calibrate them by boiling or icing 3 gallons of water in my brewpot... Not to mention the six inch would be useless as I use it to probe my mash by hand.

Only other thing I can think of is the paper insert on the dial is scaled wrong. I bought both from the same place.

Bamsdealer is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ph issues. blackstrat5 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12 03-01-2012 11:00 PM
For Sale - Price Check! Possibly Selling Back Issues Lot: 89 Zymurgy Issues and more... bopgun23 For Sale 9 07-22-2011 12:36 AM
S.G. & ABV issues SlickWrist Fermentation & Yeast 3 02-09-2011 11:10 PM
10 gal issues ErikN General Techniques 4 03-07-2008 06:07 PM
I have issues... hoffmeister Extract Brewing 14 10-10-2007 03:44 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads