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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2011, 11:21:06 AM »
I think there are two versions with the same model number. I found the following links

3518 TruTemp
http://www.partshelf.com/taylor3518.html


That's the one.  That's a good price too.  I looked at my receipt for the three back in 08.  $18.95 each.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2011, 11:39:26 AM »
I think there are two versions with the same model number. I found the following links

3518 TruTemp
http://www.partshelf.com/taylor3518.html


That's the one.  That's a good price too.  I looked at my receipt for the three back in 08.  $18.95 each.
Yeah, unfortunately they don't have any at the good price :(

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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2011, 11:48:48 AM »
Yep.  Looks like the $30 ebay buy is the only option left.  I can only find the 3518N version from other online vendors. :(
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2011, 11:50:05 AM »
You know, based on the Taylor website it looks like they no longer make the 3518.  And the ones they currently have available don't have the same range as the 3518 did.

Oh well.  Same as you glastctbrew, the only place I see them available is the ebay auction punatic linked to, and I'm not comfortable with a "no returns" policy.

I might try a 3518N, but I'm less excited about it than I was.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2011, 01:49:57 PM »
I got one of those ! Its grest!!!
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2011, 11:58:18 PM »
You know, based on the Taylor website it looks like they no longer make the 3518.  And the ones they currently have available don't have the same range as the 3518 did.

Oh well.  Same as you glastctbrew, the only place I see them available is the ebay auction punatic linked to, and I'm not comfortable with a "no returns" policy.

I might try a 3518N, but I'm less excited about it than I was.

I wouldn't buy the 3518N.  It's not the same instrument. 

No return-wise, lionbiz is a good eBay seller.  Don't let all of his biker s*** scare you off.  I think it's just a phase...

I'm tempted to buy a couple more if they have been discontinued.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2011, 12:54:02 PM »
Thermopen arrived today..... it sayz that a mixture of ice and water is 32.1ºF this is very encouraging. I will now proceed to calibrate the Toysareus dial thermometers to 150º....... 8)
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2011, 01:48:26 PM »
Thermopen arrived today..... it sayz that a mixture of ice and water is 32.1ºF this is very encouraging. I will now proceed to calibrate the Toysareus dial thermometers to 150º....... 8)

Just because it seems accurate at freezing says nothing about whether or not it's accurate at mash temps though, right?
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2011, 01:51:48 PM »
Thermopen arrived today..... it sayz that a mixture of ice and water is 32.1ºF this is very encouraging. I will now proceed to calibrate the Toysareus dial thermometers to 150º....... 8)

Yea...got mine yesterday.  :)

I was surprised to see that it was calibrated to a NIST standard and came with a cert. It is just like they say...very fast. I get about a 2-3 second reading.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2011, 02:13:29 PM »
Thermopen arrived today..... it sayz that a mixture of ice and water is 32.1ºF this is very encouraging. I will now proceed to calibrate the Toysareus dial thermometers to 150º....... 8)

Just because it seems accurate at freezing says nothing about whether or not it's accurate at mash temps though, right?

True, but it's at least a start.....
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2011, 06:01:39 PM »
I had a 2 K-Type Digital Thermometer



until it got too close to my brew pot and seriously melted. I used it for about about a  year and it was pretty reliable and not expensive on ebay.  I am considering  options for a replacement.

Would like one where I can set a target temp and have it beep when I hit the target.

Dave