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Title: Thermometer Trouble...possible
Post by: neilrobinson on August 13, 2010, 06:51:36 AM
      I had my brew day and everything went pretty well. I was cleaning up and had my brew pot soaking in brewer cleaner and parts soaking in the pot. Well the lady of the house tried to help straighten up and put my thermometer in the pot submerged in the water. Now the thermometer has some water in the dial part and I have no clue how to get it out without damaging the gauge. Does anyone know how to get the liquid out or if I leave it in will it cause problem?
Title: Re: Thermometer Trouble...possible
Post by: beveragebob on August 13, 2010, 07:05:04 AM
Perhaps leave it out in the sun and maybe evaporation will do it's thing. I'd recalibrate it after it's dry.
Title: Re: Thermometer Trouble...possible
Post by: jimbo44 on August 13, 2010, 08:04:51 AM
Place it in a bowl of dry rice or diatamatious earth.  The rice thing works good for cell phones that get wet.  Diatamatious Earth is the same idea.  just sucks up any possible liquid.  And +1 on re-calibrating.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Thermometer Trouble...possible
Post by: neilrobinson on August 14, 2010, 01:28:22 PM
  Thanks guys. I was going to ask about calibrating it but I seen a post by my friend "dhacker" about calibrating thermostats. Kind of funny we both are having troubles with thermostats.