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General Category => Equipment and Software => Topic started by: chezteth on August 08, 2014, 04:27:40 AM

Title: Thermowell for thermometer
Post by: chezteth on August 08, 2014, 04:27:40 AM
Is it necessary to use a thermowell in a HLT or Mash tun when installing a dial thermometer? My thoughts are that it will help protect the thermometer stem from damage if it gets hit with the mash rake or spoon. Would there be any other reason to use a thermowell?

Cheers,
Brandon
Title: Re: Thermowell for thermometer
Post by: klickitat jim on August 08, 2014, 05:36:34 AM
Maybe. But I have Blichmann Brewmometers in my three kettles. No wells. Work great. No problems. Calibrate every time you disassemble/resemble,  other than that they are bullet proof.
Title: Re: Thermowell for thermometer
Post by: chezteth on August 08, 2014, 04:49:19 PM
Thanks. I can save a bit of money if I don't have to buy the thermowells. I think I will just mount the thermometers directly into the kettles.

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Title: Re: Thermowell for thermometer
Post by: klickitat jim on August 08, 2014, 10:36:57 PM
I use the morebeer made kettles and the fitting for the thermometer is just a 1/2" pipe thread sleeve welded to the kettle. Weldless would work too. Have fun.