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Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« on: January 29, 2015, 11:59:43 PM »
Does anyone have the exact specs. on the bolt size for this part? I want to ditch the Brewmometer so I can use an immersion chiller.

I imagine I could use the rubber gasket that came with the Brewmometer.



http://www.love2brew.com/Brewmometer-Hole-Plug-p/blc019.htm

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 12:04:24 AM »
Why can't you use the chiller and thermometer?

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 12:09:49 AM »
Why can't you use the chiller and thermometer?

I suppose I could, but the chiller wouldn't be able to get down past the Brewmometer stem. It's quite high on the Boilermaker, right around the 5 gallon mark.

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 04:11:50 AM »
Wow. Didn't realize the thermometer was mounted so high and the probe was so long.

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 10:08:00 AM »
I use mine with an immersion chiller regularly.  Your chiller must be rather large.  I like that I can just watch the fermometer to see my current temp while cooling. 

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:41:37 PM »
I would suspect that the hole is 1/2" diameter.

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Re: Blichman Brewmometer Plug
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 10:54:30 PM »

I would suspect that the hole is 1/2" diameter.
My guess we be closer to 7/8". Pretty sure that is what they use for their valves with the weldless bulkhead.