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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: Beer Port on November 28, 2017, 01:05:35 PM

Title: Looking for a Dial Thermometer with a 6" probe' and a long enough Thermowell
Post by: Beer Port on November 28, 2017, 01:05:35 PM
Hi. I am looking for a 'dial thermometer with a 6" probe' (that will fit into a thermowell), and a 'long enough Thermowell'. This set-up is for a Ss Brewtech 20 Gallon Kettle. The port 'hole' size on the kettle is drilled to 7/8" (Came that way from Ss Brewtech).

I have searched online with no results yet.

Thanks.
Beer Port

PS. Not interested in a digital thermometer at this time. I also know I need to have thermal grease for inside of thermowell.
Title: Re: Looking for a Dial Thermometer with a 6" probe' and a long enough Thermowell
Post by: GigaFemto on November 28, 2017, 08:09:42 PM
I suggest you get the bulkhead 1/2" FPT fitting from SS Brewtech, then look for a thermowell with a 1/2" MPT threading, the most common size. You can find a variety of such hardware at:

http://www.bargainfittings.com
and
http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com

--GF
Title: Re: Looking for a Dial Thermometer with a 6" probe' and a long enough Thermowell
Post by: KellerBrauer on November 29, 2017, 06:25:55 AM
Hi. I am looking for a 'dial thermometer with a 6" probe' (that will fit into a thermowell), and a 'long enough Thermowell'. This set-up is for a Ss Brewtech 20 Gallon Kettle. The port size on the kettle is 7/8"

I have searched online with no results yet.

Thanks.
Beer Port

PS. Not interested in a digital thermometer at this time. I also know I need to have thermal grease for inside of thermowell.

7/8 is a very odd size indeed.  Every Thermo well I?ve seen is a typical Male National Pipe Thread (MPT).  7/8 sounds like it would be a 3/4? FPT (female pipe thread).  I also find it odd that Brew Tech does not sell anything for you to use.

Try https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/.  There?s a For Sale group you can try if you haven?t already done so.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Looking for a Dial Thermometer with a 6" probe' and a long enough Thermowell
Post by: GigaFemto on November 29, 2017, 09:51:22 AM
I looked at the SS Brewtech web site, and the port is not a threaded 7/8" fitting, just a 7/8" through hole, and they sell parts to fit in there. The bulkhead fitting to 1/2" NPT (FPT) is listed as fitting into a 13/16" hole. With that in place you have a whole lot of options for thermometers and thermowells.

--GF
Title: Re: Looking for a Dial Thermometer with a 6" probe' and a long enough Thermowell
Post by: Beer Port on December 02, 2017, 09:25:00 AM
I went with 'Adventures In Homebrewing's' Thermometer and Thermowell plus Thermal Paste.
https://www.homebrewing.org/AIH-Thermometer-6-in-probe_p_2141.html
https://www.homebrewing.org/12-SS-Weldless-Thermowell_p_4639.html
https://www.homebrewing.org/20g-Thermal-Paste-Grease-Compound_p_4059.html

Also added a carboy heater on sale to lower shipping costs.
https://www.homebrewing.org/Carboy-Heater_p_1732.html

Thanks for advice.