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happypanties

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I bought this after seeing some pics from brewers on this site that use similar equipment.

Walmart.com: AcuRite Digital Meat Thermometer with Removable Stand, 00994W: Kitchen & Dining

There is a warning on the package that says not to submit the probe in water. I am doing a test with my stockpot and it appears to be within 2 degrees F of my other two thermometers.

Is this going to be a problem for measuring my mash temperature? Should I ignore the warning? Do other models have the same warning?
 

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Your main concern would be not getting the top of the probe, where it connects to the chord, under the liquid. I ruined my similar digital thermometer probe that way although you can sometimes find a replacement probe. I wouldn't worry about sticking most of the probe under liquid.
 

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I have that exact same one. Actually on the second. Returned the first. Submersing it would definitely be a problem. Even without submersing it, the probe will go bad after just a few uses unless you make an attempt to protect it. If you search the site you'll find instructions on how to do that. The one I have is dead on in an ice slurry and at boil.
 

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As for a replacement probe as mentioned above, I wasn't able to find one. If anyone know of a source I'd love to hear it.
 

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