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Offline brewmonk

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For all you beer geek tasters out there  ;) , what's a good infrared thermometer for checking the temp of the beer for serving?
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Re: Suggestions for a good infrared thermometer for serving beer
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 08:12:19 AM »
I haven't used it for serving beer, but I got a cheap IR thermometer at Radio Shack years ago and its one of the best purchases I've ever made.
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Re: Suggestions for a good infrared thermometer for serving beer
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 09:08:21 AM »
I have been using this for all kinds of things.

http://amzn.com/B002YE3FS4

For a quick couple reading, it is awesome. It seems to be very accurate as long as you don't hold it for a long time (5+ minutes). I have used the laser to tease cats and after a while the readings seem to be high.
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Re: Suggestions for a good infrared thermometer for serving beer
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 10:31:55 AM »
I got one from Harbor Freight but can't beat that $12.50 on amazon.

Don;t get too spendy and break the budget on this item if you're just serving beer. It's good for many things but don;t waste your time trying to read the mash! ;) I use mine mainly for checking AC vents and other surface temps like skillets and sauce pans these days.

When checking beer in the glass temp I whip out the trusty superfast thermapen, and have an accurate reading in seconds. This device I use for everything.
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Re: Suggestions for a good infrared thermometer for serving beer
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 12:51:28 PM »
When checking beer in the glass temp I whip out the trusty superfast thermapen, and have an accurate reading in seconds. This device I use for everything.
..and is finally on open box sale again!  I've been waiting a while for this and I just ordered mine.  I will be using this for everything too.  Woohooo!
http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/splashproof_thermapen_open_box_sale.html
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Re: Suggestions for a good infrared thermometer for serving beer
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 02:02:05 PM »
Thanks for that link.  I ordered one immediately.
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