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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: passlaku on February 01, 2013, 04:36:01 am

Title: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: passlaku on February 01, 2013, 04:36:01 am
Is anyone familiar with these thermometers?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-LCD-Indoor-Outdoor-Celsius-Thermometer-w-Probe-/160615581160 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-LCD-Indoor-Outdoor-Celsius-Thermometer-w-Probe-/160615581160)

I was thinking of using this in my fermentor so that I can get a better idea of when to change out frozen water bottles.  Has anyone used anything like this?  Can anyone recommend something they are familiar with?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Digital-LCD-Indoor-Outdoor-Celsius-Thermometer-w-Probe-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$(KGrHqYOKiwE6bb+REs)BOn-7SiNFQ~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: euge on February 01, 2013, 03:41:19 pm
Price is right. Free shipping. Ought to work well if you don't mind Celsius only.
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: AmandaK on February 01, 2013, 06:19:36 pm
I local club member here picked a bunch of those up and uses them in all of his fermentation chambers, feezers, fridges, etc. He doesn't mind the Celsius.
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: passlaku on February 02, 2013, 04:20:53 am
I take it they are satisfied with their performance?

I ordered a couple of them.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: AmandaK on February 06, 2013, 01:44:03 pm
I take it they are satisfied with their performance?

I ordered a couple of them.  Thanks.

He is.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: imperialstout on February 10, 2013, 06:03:46 pm
What are you using for a fermentation chamber? If it is just an insulated enclosure the ice and the thermometer will work. If you want to use a freezer or fridge to ferment ales in the 60 degree F range, an SCT-1000 temperature controller, $20 from Amazon, works great. Allows you to maintain a constant temp using the existing cooling system and heat with a 60 watt ceramic heater. Used but relatively new 4 to 5 CF freezers and fridges can be purchased from $20 to $50. Just make sure you can close the door with the plastic bucket / carboy inside.
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: dcbc on February 18, 2013, 06:54:46 pm
I'd add that if you are using a temperature controller like a Ranco, it will display the current temp. being reported by the probe. 
Title: Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 22, 2013, 08:34:32 pm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VXZVNG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31UUHV0GgJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


$24 delivered..works great and mirrors my a419 probe temp in freezer.