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Offline passlaku

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Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:36:01 PM »
Is anyone familiar with these thermometers?

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?


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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 08:41:19 AM »
Price is right. Free shipping. Ought to work well if you don't mind Celsius only.
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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 11:19:36 AM »
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.
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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 09:20:53 PM »
I take it they are satisfied with their performance?

I ordered a couple of them.  Thanks.

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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 06:44:03 AM »
I take it they are satisfied with their performance?

I ordered a couple of them.  Thanks.

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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 11:03:46 AM »
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.

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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 11:54:46 AM »
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. 
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Re: Thermometer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 01:34:32 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VXZVNG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




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