Kettle Thermometer Stem-Can I cut it??

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RumRiverBrewer

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I bought a weld less thermometer for my new kettle. The stem is 4" and will get in the way of my wort chiller. Can I cut the stem to 2"? Will it damage the thermometer?
 

Wade E

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Get a smaller stemmed one, Youll find a use for the 4" soon like getting a Kooler Kits adaptor and use that 1 in your HLT or MLT
 

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usually the "measuring" bimetal tip is in the last 1/4-1/8" of the probe
 

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With a weldless setup, you should be able to pull most of the thermometer out of the fitting. Fill your kettle with hot water and experiment.
 

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I have the same problem, so maybe I can bend the stem (90 degrees)?
 

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No. The temperature sensitive bimetal strip is inside the stem. If you bend it, that strip will not be able to coil and it won't move the dial.
 
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