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snailsongs

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My LHBS doesn't even carry thermometers. Is there someplace, like a big box store or a hardware store (or something else) that carries a thermometer worthy of All-Grain brewing (I think my last batch overattenuated because my crappy candy-thermometer is off)? what should I look for in a thermometer and how much should I expect to spend?
 

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Any specialty gardening centers or similar? I'd recommend a K-probe thermocouple as their accuracy is simply amazing; got mine from an orchid grower I know locally.
 

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Target. Any that has marks from at least 0deg C to 100 deg C you can easily check by boiling some water and checking that it says 100 deg C assuming you are around sea level and then check it in a bowl of ice and water it should read 0 deg C. The one that came with my turkey frier was horrible. I calibrated it to boiling water and then checked it at lower temps and was off by 20 deg.
 
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