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Old 07-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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found this, http://sharkacomputers.com/thlicosyinte.html and thought it would be good for CFC'sand maybe herms. I have an Email in to find out about power source and connector material(SS?). It only goes to 194*F, but once through a CFC would drop the temp below that. I have seen the brew shop ones that use a liquid crystal type thermometer and wasn't to impressed for the price. any opinions on this.


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Old 07-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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You can get one of these for a few bucks cheaper:




 
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I was looking at one of these for my CFC, but holding the thermometer probe as it comes out works ok for now

 
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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yep that is the one I saw and wasn't to impressed, plus the temp range is much narrower. the one I linked has a wide enough temp range to allow it to be used for recirculating mashes, sparges, cooling wort just by putting it inline to the pump. the included connectors would fit any application we might have without buying extra parts. And dare I say it, it's just plain cool.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #5
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Yea, that's appealing to my inner geek.
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I can see your point on the recirculating mash deal. I've been using it on the out end of my CFC for my last 4 or 5 batches and it's a great tool.

 
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
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You can get one of these for a few bucks cheaper:

I have a general question on these. Does boiling temperature hurt the LCD material? At the very least, I would think that the adhesive might get a little soft. Like most, I sanitize my CFC by running the still boiling liquid through it with no coolant running. I suppose you could sanitize the thrumometer separately, but that is a pain.
This would be easy to make. Just stick a carboy thermometer on a piece of copper tubing with a hosebarb at each end.

 
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That's a good question. I believe there is a warning on it not to pass through hot liquids at a certain temp, but I don't recall for sure. I sanitize the CFC by pumping sanitizer through it with my auto-siphon.

 
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:02 PM   #9
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that was one of my concerns also. I also thought about using two strips with different ranges stuck to a piece of copper pipe with reducers on the ends so it could be placed inline.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:11 PM   #10
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This could be a good use for those infrared thermometers. Just run the wort through copper tubing and shoot the thermo at the copper. The copper should provide a predictable temp difference since its such a poor insulator.

I wouldn't run out and buy one of them but if you happen to have one this would be a good use for it related to brewing.



 
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