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Old 11-25-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default Forgot thermometer for new fermenter...

Oops. I picked up a new fermentor this weekend and was getting ready to brew tomorrow and I realized I forgot to get a thermometer for it. Obviously for the long term I'm going to want one but could I get by without one? The new brew would be sitting right next to a fermentor that has a thermometer so couldn't that be good enough to judge the approx temp that is affecting the new fermentor? Before the yeast is pitched I could check the temp using my floating thermometer. So really after that all that matter is the temp in the room, right?


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Old 11-25-2008, 02:24 AM   #2
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Duh! Nevermind. The nearest LHBS may not be close but I can just pick up an aquarium thermometer easily.


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Old 11-25-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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Yeah, be careful of the aquarium thermos. I bought two and when I got home I realised they only went as low os 64. D'oh!
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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Yeah I believe you're right about the min temp on those aquarium thermometers. But it'll do until I do my next online purchase.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:03 AM   #5
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Neither of my primaries have them. You can certainly get by without one for a brew or two.


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