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Old 05-25-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Condensation in a Dial Thermometer

My Brewmometer has condensation in it from sitting in my mash tun and kettle.

Does anyone know why this occurrs or how to prevent or just how to get it out?


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Old 05-25-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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No...I wish I did...I think I ruined a nice one with a 12" probe for the same reason...

Hopefully someone will have the answer for both of us.

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You should be able to put it in your oven at the lowest setting for an hour or so. Use a backing sheet on the top rack.
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drill two holes in the edge of the dial. One is to let the water out and the other lets air in to prevent a vaccuum. If you don't get the water out quickly, it will rust the inside and it'll never be accurate again.
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Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
You should be able to put it in your oven at the lowest setting for an hour or so. Use a backing sheet on the top rack.
Thanks for the post. I just had a boil over and my thermometer had a bunch of water/wort in it. I thought about sticking it in the oven but was thinking a higher temp but also thought that would build too much pressure. Paused... read HBT and got my procedure. turned oven on 150F, let it preheat, then stuck the thermometer which had about 4 ml of water in it. 1.5 hours later...... a perfect thermometer and after testing against a couple other thermometers at alternating temps it read dead on each time. THANKS!

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