Category Archives: Thermometers

Non-Contact Digital IR Thermometer – $6.10, Best Price + Free Add On Shipping

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This infrared thermometer from Nubee measures in C or Fahrenheit has an auto off feature and a lower batter indicator.  It has a red laser pointer for precise aiming.  It also have a max temperature function.  With that it will take the highest temperature of the area tested.  The max is shown at the bottom of the display while the current temp is shown at the top.  US FDA, FCC, CE and ROHS Approved.

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

10/18/17 2 AM Central: This has dropped to $6.10. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Nubee FDA Approved Non-contact Infrared (IR) Thermometer (-58F to 932F) w/ Laser Sight MAX Display and Emissivity Adjustable

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Digital LCD Thermometer… $4.02 + Free Shipping

Whitelotous Instant Digital LCD Food BBQ Meat Chocolate Oven Cooking Probe Thermometer

Digital LCD Food BBQ Meat Chocolate Oven Cooking Probe Thermometer

  • Temperature range: -50 ℃ ~ 300 ℃ (-58 ℉ ~ 572 ℉)
  • 150mm Sensor wire.
  • Protective plastic sheath.
  • Table 180 ° head angle adjustment design.

10/17/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for just… $4.02.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Whitelotous Instant Digital LCD Food BBQ Meat Chocolate Oven Cooking Probe Thermometer


Classic Thermapen Red & Blue Sale – $62.50! + Hands on Review

thermapen classicThe Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

For a short time, ThermoWorks is discounting red and blue versions of their Thermapen Classic thermometer by 20% to just $62.50.  Check the product page for current price and availability

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

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Dual Display Digital LCD Thermometer [Monitor Kegerator & Ferm Temps] – $14.99

DROK -20 to +100℃ Digital Thermometer, DC 4-28V Indoor Outdoor Thermometer with Dual LED Display, High Accuracy Digital Temperature Gauge Tester with 2 Waterproof NTC Temperature Sensor ProbeDROK -20 to +100℃ Digital Thermometer, DC 4-28V Indoor Outdoor Thermometer with Dual LED Display, High Accuracy Digital Temperature Gauge Tester with 2 Waterproof NTC Temperature Sensor Probe

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.  Since it displays two temps you could monitor both your kegerator AND fermentation chamber.

Note that this thermometer does not use batteries and needs to be wired to an appropriate power supply.  Something that provides DC 4-28V.  The probes are waterproof, but I’m seeing where they are food safe.  It appears this displays in deg C only.

Also Consider: Taylor 9940

9/22/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $14.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

DROK -20 to +100℃ Digital Thermometer, DC 4-28V Indoor Outdoor Thermometer with Dual LED Display, High Accuracy Digital Temperature Gauge Tester with 2 Waterproof NTC Temperature Sensor Probe


Extech Non-Contact IR Infrared Thermometer

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Extech IRT25 Infrared Thermometer 12: 1 with Audible Alarm by Extech Instruments

  • Quickly take non-contact temperature measurements from -4 to 700°F (-20 to 371°c)
  • “Built-in laser pointer identifies target area while programmable high/low alarms alerts user visually and audibly when temperature exceeds set limits (audible alarm can be muted).”
  • Bright white backlighting illuminates display for taking measurements at night or in areas with low background light levels.
  • Automatic data hold and max/min function stores allow for easy maximum and minimum readings with easy recall
  • The IRT25 comes complete with two AA batteries

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Extech IRT25 Infrared Thermometer 12: 1 with Audible Alarm

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Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo – $36.99 on Massdrop

About the Javelin Tools Pro:  Fast 3 second readings, Accurate to within less than 1 deg F, 2″ Ant-fog LCD display.  Motion activated backlight.  Ambidextrous design.  Integrated magnet for storage.  IP65 splash resistant rating.

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Lavatools Javelin Pro on Massdrop

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Taylor Digital Panel Mount Submersible Thermometer

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This panel mount digital thermometer works between -40 and 300 Degrees F.  It has a 10 ft Cable lead and the probe is fully submersible.  It works both in a liquid and for monitoring air temps.  10 second sampling rate.

Possible uses: Mash tun temps, HLT temps, boil kettle temp, fermentation chamber and kegerator.

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Taylor Precision Products Digital Panel Mount Thermometer (-40- to 300-Degrees Fahrenheit, -40- to 150-Degrees Celsius)

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