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 Post subject: Thermometer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:18 pm 

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I have been using two thermometers that I got from Wilko. The other day I used them together and they were 10 degrees Celcius apart and I have no idea which one is right. This might explain why all my beers are quite thin. (had a similar experience transferring "10 liters" of liquid between fermenters so it might also be that). Anyway, can anyone recommend a good thermometer? Are the glass ones accurate?


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 Post subject: Re: Thermometer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:47 pm 
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Thermometers vary a lot, without calibration it is difficult to know what reading is what. Alcohol (glass) thermometers can be calibrated, but would need the use of an offset table to use them if the fixed scale is out.

I have, however, found these https://www.thermometersuperstore.co.uk ... -safe.html to be accurate, cheap and waterproof. They can also be easily calibrated.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermometer
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:58 pm 

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... and the other advantage of electronic ones is they can't shatter.

Glass of beer = Good
Glass in beer = A&E


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 Post subject: Re: Thermometer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:32 pm 
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beerbulger wrote:
... and the other advantage of electronic ones is they can't shatter.

Glass of beer = Good
Glass in beer = A&E


And another big plus is being able to cook meet to a temperature using the same thermometer, no more tough joints :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thermometer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:21 am 
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Someone posted on Jim's: Hanna thermometer for £14

I think it is this one (£14.99 delivered)

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 Post subject: Re: Thermometer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:41 am 
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I bought a Thermapen ages ago for brewing, but it gets just as much use checking food is cooked properly now than with brewing. IIRC it was about £30 on Ebay which is half price albeit today (Black Friday) they have Green or Pink ones at £24

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