Etekcity Non-Contact Infrared thermometer with laser sight. Measures in deg F and deg C (Range: -58℉~716℉ / -50℃ to +380℃). Auto Shut Off, Data Hold Feature, Low Battery Indicator and Back-light display. FDA, FCC, CE, ROHS approved; 2-Year Warranty
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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