DetailsThe floating thermometer is especially convenient for the all-grain brewer. This thermometer will float in the mash, giving the brewer tight control over the mash temperature. You'll get quick and accurate measurements with this unit. It is an alcohol thermometer and the ballast weight is made of steel, so there is no need to worry about toxic materials.
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3.4 / 5.031 ReviewsGood for all grainI have a digital thermomerter and switched to all grain brewing. This Floating thermometer is great because I don't have to keep pulling it out. I can just leave it in.July 26, 2012As Described ~ Good for the MoneyIt is exactly as described,, glass, so it is fragile, but I like glass, just be careful. It is also very large which I also find as a benefit, but may be too big for your pot.April 18, 2013Great thermometer, wish I hadn't broke itI love the way it floated. Easy to read. Unfortunately I dropped it and the weighted end, which makes it float upright, made it crash OT the patio where it broke.January 27, 2016thermometerI used this in my mash tun. It floats, so you don't have to go swimming for it. Accurate readings and well made.April 30, 2013may want anotherglass broke at the top_x000D_fragile, and I am VERY careful_x000D_I will not buy anotherJuly 21, 2013Great thermometer - (lengthy reason why)This is a sensitive issue for me, because I couldn't figure out why my beers were consistently unbalanced toward the hop side. I finally figured out that it was a faulty floating thermometer during the mash... but NOT this thermometer. I already owned this particular thermometer, but purchased several more floating thermometers locally and online - very distinct with the rubber cap on them. I assumed they were basically accurate. I had a BJCP beer judge taste some of my beers and it was explained to me that there was not enough sugars extracted during the mash to equal the hops, so it was suggested I look at my mash temp. To my surprise, the 3 floating thermometers with the 'rubber top' were reading 6-12 degrees ABOVE actual temperature. This means a 152 degree mash (according to the thermometer) was actually mashing at between 140-146 which will not allow for full sugar conversion and therefore an unbalanced beer in favor of the hops. The floating thermometer from Midwest was accurate. Yes, it does take a few minutes to register, but this is not a problem while slowly getting your mash temp. right._x000D_Two more things - anyone with a basic "BS" meter can tell that the low ratings posts by "A2BeerGuy" and "Doug" are clearly the same person due to the phrase "Thermal shock? Perhaps.." used in both comments. He is clearly biased and probably a plant, especially because the 2 posts are 1 month apart. Was he dumb enough to make the 'supposed' same mistake twice in a month and then beef about it?_x000D_Secondly, for me personally, I need a floating thermometer, not an attached thermometer during the mash. Sometimes I mash for a 5 gallon batch and sometimes for a 10 gallon batch. I need the thermometer to be free floating to accommodate the level of mashed grains in the mash tun._x000D_Sorry for the long post, but maybe others can save themselves some trouble - don't buy the floating thermometers with the rubber cap - but buy this one and test it for yourself using several thermometers like cooking thermometers.February 14, 2012thermometerThis thermometer is accurate and does float. The rubber gasket is difficult to take on and off to clean. Also, i need the option for a safety case to prevent the thermometer from breaking in the pot.January 7, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoBetter used with a deeper brewpot.I have a five gallon brew pot and this doesn't really float so much as rest on the bottom and then lean off to the side. With that being said, it would be much better with a larger capacity brew pot vs what I have. The temperature is accurate. I gauged this by putting this in and also having a thermometer attached to the side of the pot. Temperatures were within a few degrees of each other. I honestly would not buy this if you have a five gallon brew pot and buy one that attaches to the side. Go for it though if you have a bigger pot.March 28, 2013It's ok, but it's not greatGood thermometer for brewing, however, in a 5 gallon pot, it touches the bottom (doesn't really float), and it's very FRAGILE (which must be Italian)....easy to clean and sanitize, but will not bounce off the floor.March 31, 2013
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 4 answersCan i leave this tool inside the catalyst
fermenter?BEST ANSWER: Bruce,
Yes, I suppose you could. Seems it would be impossible to read with the fermentation process going on. If it is your intention to monitor ferment temperature within the vessels I would suggest purchasing the "stick on" type of indicator available at your favorite home brew supply store.