Author Topic: fermometers  (Read 4748 times)

Offline David Lester

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Re: fermometers
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2014, 05:27:04 PM »
I don't use them. I ferment in a temp controlled freezer and adjust ambient temp 3° below desired temp and get it right every time.

Wait a second, I use one on my hose that exits the chiller. I have always assumed it was right. Now I have to check it. IMO, it really wouldn't matter because I don't pitch yeast until the wort temp stabilizes to the ambient temp in my temp controlled freezer. But, now I'm thinking about its accuracy.

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Offline denny

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Re: fermometers
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2014, 05:40:53 PM »
My fermometers exactly match the temp I have my controller set to.
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Offline bengelbrau

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Re: fermometers
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2014, 06:10:50 PM »
Water is the enemy of these things. I did swamp cooler chilling with two of them, and the wet t shirt covered the fermometer. Soon, the temp reading was simultaneously showing 68, 70, 72, 74... on up to as high as the numbers went. I now attach the fermometer to the carboy with 2" wide clear packing tape, in hope of sealing the edges, and try to keep them away from constant water contact. With this method, the temps are pretty close to spot on.