Floating thermometer or dial thermometer?

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nigel31

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Hello All,

New to the brew. I'd appreciate your thoughts on thermometers. A dial one like this one that clamps to a brew kettle:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/testing-measuring/thermometers/large-dial-thermometer-9-probe.html

Or a standard floating one?

Price isn't the issue ($12 for the dial and $6 for the floater), but anyone know about the accuracy of the dial models vs. the standard/reliable floaters? Accuracy's most important to me, but I figured that the dials are more convenient as they're easier to read and always in sight.

Big thanks for your input,
Nige
 

Hammy71

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Yeah.....reaching into near boiling wort to check temp also isn't fun.... I'd go with the clamp on one.

Side note: Make sure you follow the manufacturers directions on calibrating the thing.... It seems like a waste of time I know...but wow what a difference... Even if it's the type that can't be adjusted...at least you'll know how many degrees it's off....
 
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