Non Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Sight by Nubee. Max temperature function: it can take the highest temperature of the area tested by scanning and save the data at the bottom of the screen. Measures in Celsius or Fahrenheit (Range: -50°C to +380°C /-58 °F to +716°F). Auto Shut-off & Low Battery Indicator, red laser pointer for precise aiming, Powered by one 9-volt battery (included).
Since this is no touch, you can check the temp of yeast washing and yeast rehydration water and your starter wort without the risk of infection. I find mine particularly useful for rehydrating yeast.
Infrared thermometers should not be considered a direct replacement for your standard thermometer. A quality IR thermometer will give you a close approximation of surface temperatures. Note that steam seems to throw off readings. Uses include: Contained yeast rehydration water, chilled wort or starter temperature, kegerator, fermenter or fermenation area and beer tasting samples. If you’re looking for a standard thermometer, consider these two Top Finds: CDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen
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