DetailsThe ThruMometer™ from Blichmann Engineering™ is the first in-line thermometer. It's the ideal for monitoring wort temperature as it goes from your counterflow wort chiller to your fermentation vessel. Conceived especially for brewing, all interior surfaces of this thermometer are mirror-smooth, so there is nowhere for bacteria to hide, and it is easy to sanitize. Quick responding, the ThruMometer™ thermometer responds at the rate of 1 degree per second. Accurate to within 1 degree. Never needs calibrating. Used with any counterflow wort chiller (cannot be used with immersion chillers), the ThruMometer will help you avoid over-chilling your wort, and save water. Constructed of heat-treated corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy, will last a lifetime! Tubing with an inner diameter of 3/8 inches will fit the thrumometer.
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4.2 / 5.024 ReviewsEasy and accurateThe Thrumometer is a very easy to install, easy to use and easy to clean/sanatize product. Some folks add all types of screw on gauges for their wort chillers but that adds a lot of nooks and cranies for bacteria to grow. The Thrumometer is simply a machined block of aluminum with a thermometer strip. There is no where for bacteria to grow and it measures changes in temperature very quickly. I use it with a Therminator and am able to dial in my wort to pitching temperatures so the whole process takes only about 5 minutes for chilling and transfer of 5G of wort to a carboy. After you are done you really only have to run hot water through it to clean it or put it in your favorite cleaner for about 2 minutes._x000D__x000D_I highly recommend this product unless your brewery build and personality require something complex.August 14, 2012niceA bit pricey for what it is but I think it works just fine. Yes it does change a little slow but so long as you keep your flow at a constant rate you can get a pretty reliable reading. It offers a bit of a range of temps, like the strips you tape onto your fermenter, but it give you a good enough idea. Overall I think this is pretty handy for using a plate chiller which works great in the winter but sometimes in the summer I want a instant reading to know if I'm over and should wait a while before pitching yeast.December 8, 2012A necessity for plate chillersThe thrumometer is an awesome tool if you have a plate chiller. Be careful when cleaning it. I recommend leaving it connected to the tubing during the cleaning process rather than submerging it in cleaner. I submerged mine in an oxiclean solution for an hour and the thermometer now has bubbles in it.January 2, 2013Works as advertisedIt has a bit of a temperature lag, but is very effective when on the wort out side of my Therminator. The smooth metal machining makes cleaning simple and help prevent contaminating my cold wort with residue from a previous batch._x000D__x000D_My only complaint is that the temperature band isn't wide enough. For wintertime brewing I'm frequently throttling my chill water very close to shut and its easy to have the wort go either high or low out of temperature range. I've gotten better with practice, but it would be nice if one of the other sides had a wider temperature scale for coarse adjustment.March 21, 2013Great for whirlpoolingMany of the reviews for this note that there's a lag time in temp reading. I recirculate through a plate chiller back to my kettle to whirlpool so the lag time is a nonissue. I love this thing though.April 1, 2013Needed if you have a plate chillerI use this in conjunction with the Therminator plate chiller. It is true that it gives you an approximate temp and not precise. My purpose in using it is to regulate the flow rate of my chill water to the lowest possible rate for an acceptable fermentation temp. I recover my waste hot water in my HLT to use in cleanup. This device helps me optimize the amount of water I use to chill._x000D__x000D_ On the downside there are no barbs on the ends. This is usually OK but not if you accidentally run hot wort through it -- the hose can quickly expand and disconnect -- I have lost precious wort and had a hot mess on my hands! I guess the tradeoff is better sanitation...April 18, 2013Helps me when adjusting plate chiller temperaturesWith winter water i can over cool my wort if I use the full tap pressure. I use the Thrumometer to let me know the adjusted temperature so I get my wort down to exactly the right pitching temperature. It's pretty accurate too, within a degree or so.January 26, 2014The best available toolIts a must own with a plate chiller to know what your wort temperature is. Its accurate enough and fast enough for how it's used. And its easy to take care of, just clean right after using and then pump PBW through it when cleaning up.March 22, 2014Does it's jobIts really just a liquid crystal thermometer strip attached to a metal piece on a hose. It does work, but I think its pricey for what it is._x000D_I use it with my Therminator Plate Chiller, so I can gauge how cold/warm the wort is._x000D__x000D_You also better make sure you clean it well, which is easy if you do so right after using it, before the residual wort dries.November 23, 2012A nice additionI use a plate chiller to cool my wort. Because water temperatures fluctuate over the year, I would have no way of knowing how to adjust the wort flow rate. The Thrumometer lets me see what the wort temperature is. It doesn't react instantly if you change the flow rate, thus affecting the wort temperature, but it's still fast enough._x000D_To clean it, run some PBW through it. Don't soak it because it may mess up the liquid crystal thermometer strip .January 15, 2013
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