Reader Tip: Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

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Nubee® Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer w/ Laser Sight MAX Display and Emissivity Adjustable

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 FindsCDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen

Nubee® Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer w/ Laser Sight MAX Display and Emissivity Adjustable

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