Digital Temp Reader question

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LS_Grimmy

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Howdy,

Just did a double batch today... well on the finishing end of the last one that is. I use both my analog and digital temp reader at the same time for my mash. I find my digial reader jumps around a lot depending on were I insert it. Move it to the left a bit or a little deeper and it jumps up like 10F then I move it to another spot and it changes again. Usually what I do is stir the hell of it and insert it in the middle and go off that.

Anyone have the same issues... I guess I generally try to find a spot were my analog and digital readers are the same

Any info would be much appreciated

Cheers,
Marc
 

twocylndr

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The digital read out reacts quicker than the the analog. I'd bet the analog would move if it was given a chance...but with the swirling mash, it won't have a chance to adjust. The floating analog thermometers have a little bit of mass that will effect the reading...the little BBs in it for weight, and the glass case it is in. These will give the analog a bit of thermal lag in the reading.
I have a digital with a probe that is rubber coated. The coating slows down the reaction time. So, my analog changes quicker than the digital.
 
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