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Great Deal: CDN DTQ450X Thermometer – $12.99 + Review

The Top Find CDN DTQ450X typically sells for around $17 to $18.  This offering has dropped down to $12.99.  It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.

Check out my hands on review of the DTQ450X.  That includes accuracy and response time trials.

Cdn Pro Acc Quick Read Thermometer –  $12.99 + Free Shipping with $35 order

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Stainless, Vacuum Insulated 64+ OZ Growler… $22.31 + Hands On Review

This highly rated 64+ OZ Stainless, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler has dropped to $22.31.  That’s the lowest price we’ve featured this at (by 85 cents) and just 14 cents off the Amazon record.  These ship free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  For comparison, the black version of this is selling for 23% more at $29.06.  This is a bargain.

I have this growler and it’s amazing.  Check out my Hands on Review for more information.

Lifeline 7508 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler – 64 oz. Capacity - $22.31+ Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order Filler Items


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    Thermapen Open Box Sale – Save $22


    ThermoWorks is a having a private open box sale on their very popular and nearly universally lauded Thermapen Thermometer.  These are like new and come with a full warranty.  This sale is arguably the most economical way to get a Thermapen.  You save you $22.

    I have a Thermapen and Love it.  Check out my Hands on Review

    Check it out - Here

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    Eva Dry 500 for Kegerator Condensation – $22.99 + Hands on Review

    The Eva Dry E-500 is down to $22.99.  That’s lowest Amazon price we’ve seen since December of last year.  Ships free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.

    I use an Eva-dry E-500 to handle condensation build up in my converted chest freezer.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review.  This is a Top Find!


    Mine has been going strong since October of 2008…


    Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifer - $22.99 + Free Shipping with $35 order - Filler Items


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    Camp Chef Propane Burner – from $77 Shipped

    More Beer’s Deal of the Day is a $15 discount on this Camp Chef Burner.  It also ships for free.
    I’ve used this burner and like it very much.  The reason I chose it is because the included leg extensions make it tall enough to drain directly into a fermenter.  This propane burner is a Top Find.

    Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.


    Burner – Camp Chef Cooker (60,000 btu) BE400 - $84.95 + Free Shipping

    Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here - to see if this is still available.


    This is available for a several dollars less via this alternate source…

    Camp Chef SH-140L High Pressure Single Burner Cooker with Detachable legs and Clover Leaf Surface, Black - $77 + Free Shipping

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    Great DealThermapen Open Box Sale!

    Thermapen Open Box Sale!


    ThermoWorks is a having a private open box sale on their very popular and nearly universally lauded Thermapen Thermometer.  These are like new and come with a full warranty.  This sale is arguably the most economical way to get a Thermapen.  You save you $22.

    I have a Thermapen and Love it.  Check out my Hands on Review

    Check it out - Here

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    Great Deal… CDN DTQ450X Thermometer – $9.99! HBF Low + Review

    The Top Find CDN DTQ450X has just dropped 44% from $17.99 to $9.99.  That’s the lowest price I can find on Homebrew Finds for this thermometer.  The previous low was $13.58 back in September of 2013.  It’s also just 35 cents off a record low Amazon price.  This is a great deal on a great thermometer. It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.

    Check out my hands on review of the DTQ450X.  That includes accuracy and response time trials.

    NSF approved for commercial applications, -40 to 450 deg F, 5 inch stainless stem, Quick read: 5 to 6 second read time, Digital, Food Safe, Waterproof, Easy re-calibration, 5 year warranty… (read more)

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    CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer - $9.99 + Free Shipping with $35 order 

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    Great Deal: Stainless, Vacuum Insulated 64+ OZ Growler… $23.16… New Record Low

    This highly rated 64+ OZ Stainless, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler has recently sold for as much as $30.08.  It’s just dropped to $23.16.  That’s a new record low Amazon price.

    I have this growler and it’s amazing.  Check out my Hands on Review for more information.

    Lifeline 7508 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler – 64 oz. Capacity - $23.16 + Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order Filler Items


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      More Beer: Camp Chef Propane Burner – $84.95 Shipped + Father’s Day Sale Ending

      More Beer’s Deal of the Day is a $15 discount on this Camp Chef Burner.  It also ships for free.
      I’ve used this burner and like it very much.  The reason I chose it is because the included leg extensions make it tall enough to drain directly into a fermenter.  This propane burner is a Top Find.

      Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.


      Burner – Camp Chef Cooker (60,000 btu) BE400 - $84.95 + Free Shipping

      Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here - to see if this is still available.


      This is available for a several dollars less via this alternate source…

      Camp Chef SH-140L High Pressure Single Burner Cooker with Detachable legs and Clover Leaf Surface, Black - $77 + Free Shipping

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      Hands On: ThermoWorks RT600C Super Fast Thermometer – Accuracy and Response Time Tests + Sale

      Note: This is a comprehensive update and expansion of a June 2012 review that was posted on Homebrew Finds.  It includes additional photos, accuracy and response time tests and information about recent updates to the RT600C thermometer.


      I’ve owned and used ThermoWorks’ Super Fast RT600C as a homebrewing thermometer since 2011.  It’s very accurate, has a super fast response time and has a great set of features.  Because of my work on Homebrew Finds, I have a large number of thermometers.  I propose that, considering it’s price point, the RT600C is one of the best thermometers available for homebrewing.

      The Thermometer along with the included Pocket Clip.

      The RT600C has a good sized probe (4.9″) but only 1/4″ needs to be submerged to get a reading. 

      Close up of the face.  You can see the NSF certification along with power and min/max buttons.

      Back of the thermometer dissasembled.  The left panel includes both a deg C/deg F mode button and a reset button.


       The battery door includes and o-ring


      The RT600C is waterproof.  Not just splash proof or “kind of waterproof”, it’s waterproof.  IP65 rated to be exact.  That means you can put this in a dishwasher – up to 190 deg F.  To illustrate I’ve submerged it in the Top Find Rubbermaid Commercial Brew Day Pitcher (Review).


      Close up of the submerged RT600C
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      Accuracy:

      Testing with ice water in my Lifeline Vacuum Insulated Stainless Growler (Review).  The RT600C reads a perfect… 32 deg F.


      Still 32 deg F, side by side with my ThermoWorks Thermapen (Review)


      I’ve experienced different boiling temperature on different days using the same equipment and testing methods.  Boiling temperature is a moving target.  It is based on elevation and atmospheric conditions.  The day of this test, boiling point was a consistent 211.8 deg F as read by my highly accurate Thermapen.

      The RT600C reads 211.5 deg F.  It’s reading to .3 deg F low.  Well within it’s stated accuracy of +- .9 deg F.

      Response Time:
      This video shows a response time test using the RT600C.  I’m counting the start of the test as right when the metal basket hits the water. The probe of the thermometer is submerged at 1 second into the video. It levels out at 139.6 deg F at 7.85 seconds. That’s a response time of 6.85 seconds. For .1 deg F resolution, that’s a great response time. For comparison, I’ve tested the Thermapen (Review) and gotten a response time of 5.4 seconds (at 130.4 deg F).  The Thermapen is an amazing thermometer, but it’s also about 5 times the cost.

      In Action:

      Checking the grain bill temp of More Beer’s Citra Pale Ale.  This recipe features Rahr 2 Row, White Wheat, Carapils, Crystal 15 and of course… Citra.


      Checking the mash temp of More Beer’s Citra Pale Ale


      Auto Shut Off (now included)

      In the original version of this review I noted that the RT600C does not have an auto off feature.  Not a huge deal if your version (like mine) doesn’t have auto off.  What you can do is… shut it off :).  If you do forget, the batteries are relatively inexpensive.  Update: ThermoWorks has changed the design.  The RT600C now includes and auto-off feature.  If for some reason you wanted a version that has no auto off, that’s found in the RT600B.  That one stays on like the RT600C used to.  Not very helpful for homebrewers.  I think that’s generally used by food service professionals trying to test dishwasher temperatures and such.

      Some of the RT600C’s features:

      • Waterproof.  In fact it is dishwasher safe up to 190 degrees F.
      • Has a super fast read time- 5-6 seconds.  IP65 rating.
      • Accuracy to ±0.9°F (±0.5°C)
      • C/°F switchable
      • Only requires 1/4″ of the probe to be submerged to get a reading
      • Has a .1 degree resolution
      • Records Minimum and Maximum Temperatures.  You can use this to monitor serving and fermentation temps.
      • Long Battery Life – up to 5,000 hours of continuous use
      • NSF Certified
      • Tough Commercial Design
      • Manufactured by Thermoworks.  Warranty - The RT600C comes with a one-year coverage on material and workmanship including any failure in the thermometer circuit. Includes online, email and phone access to the ThermoWorks technical service group.


      I purchased my RT600C back in October of 2011.  As of this update (June 2014) the same unit continues to be an amazing thermometer.


      With years of practical use in homebrewing and beyond, I can recommend the RT600C (ThermoWorks - Amazon) as a great homebrewing thermometer.  Considering the features, performance and cost, this is arguably one of the best values for your money.  Along those lines, the RT600C continues to be one of our Top Find selections.


      Sale: ThermoWorks has discounted the RT600C by about 16%.  It has been selling for $19 a while, it’s on sale for $16.  Shipping direct from ThermoWorks is a flat $2.99 for orders of $49 or more or $4.99 for smaller orders.  The Amazon offering has also been discounted by the same amount.  That offering ships for a flat $4.99.

      Direct from ThermoWorks…
      RT600C SUPER-FAST ® POCKET THERMOMETER MODEL #RT600C - $16 + $2.99/$4.99 Flat Rate Shipping 


      via Amazon…
      RT600C Super-fast Water-resistant Digital Pocket Thermometer - $16 + $4.99 Shipping

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