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Cheyne_brewer

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What would you recommend for an instant-read waterproof LCD thermometer available in the UK? The Comark KM-14 looks ok (as seen in some of Northern Brewer's Youtube videos). I bought a cheapie meat thermometer of Ebay but it's so slow as to be useless (and doesn't like steam). I'm not looking for a wifi device, just a clear display and possibly a calibration facility.

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I'm trying to decide between the inkbird listed above @25.99 and the thermopen classic which is on offer at amazon delivered @ 39.99 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/SuperFast-Thermapen-Professional-Thermometer-Sherbert/dp/B076DGSTQB) & i hoped this thread would solve my problem :)

I've read the thermopen is pretty much the gold standard for thermometers - is it work the extra 14 quid over the inkbird?

I'd probably be more interested in accuracy rather than features.
 
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+1 for Thermapen. I use one to calibrate everything else I use for temperature reading AND they're still on sale

£36.00 inc VAT

Was £51.60 inc VAT

-30%

 
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If it's pure accuracy then thermapen is accurate within 0.4' and the inkbird 1.0'

The thermapen also has a quicker read and looks like the ink bird readout is only in whole degrees.

Not sure if that is worth the extra money to you.
 

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I've gone for a Thermopen Classic - 36 quid is the cheapest ive ever seen them so couldnt turn it down.
Happy days - just need an empty fermenter now to test it.
 

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I just bought Traceable Precision Digital Thermometer from COLE PALMER
Factory certified calibration
Water resistant IP64
Accuracy +/- 0.5C -20C to 200C
-50C to 250C

Happy with it so far

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I just bought Traceable Precision Digital Thermometer from COLE PALMER
Factory certified calibration
Water resistant IP64
Accuracy +/- 0.5C -20C to 200C
-50C to 250C

Happy with it so far

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Nice! Is the probe and cable submersible? I've spotted a few thermometers I like the look of but it only ever seen to be the probe that is waterproof.
 

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Nice! Is the probe and cable submersible? I've spotted a few thermometers I like the look of but it only ever seen to be the probe that is waterproof.
I called the office because I wanted a submersible probe and cable and they told me that they were. The case is water resistant and designed for wet environments. I have done two brews so far dangling it into the mash with a lid on, so pretty wet and had no issue, though not actually deliberately submerged the cable yet. It is pretty handy having the suckers on so the meter itself can be stuck to the outside of the mash tun, but the cable is quite long so it could reach elsewhere.
There is a magnet mount that comes with it which I thought would be great for sticking to the inside of my metal mash kettle but I cannot figure how to fix it to the cable tbh.
 

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I called the office because I wanted a submersible probe and cable and they told me that they were. The case is water resistant and designed for wet environments. I have done two brews so far dangling it into the mash with a lid on, so pretty wet and had no issue, though not actually deliberately submerged the cable yet. It is pretty handy having the suckers on so the meter itself can be stuck to the outside of the mash tun, but the cable is quite long so it could reach elsewhere.
There is a magnet mount that comes with it which I thought would be great for sticking to the inside of my metal mash kettle but I cannot figure how to fix it to the cable tbh.
Awesome. It's going in the "to-buy" list.
 
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