Industrial IR Thermometer with Circle Laser, IRK-2 Infrared Thermometer from ThermoWorks.
About: “The IRK Infrared Thermometer has been a favorite professional tool for broad range temperature measurements among industry and home use. Our new IRK-2 includes all the great features of the IRK now with new circle laser IR targeting, larger LCD display, and higher temperature range.”
- NEW! Circle laser for better targeting
- High quality 12:1 optics
- IR range to 1022°F (550°C)
- Reads type K probes
- Adjustable emissivity
- Max/Min, C/F, Avg, Alarm
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
As of this posting, this is marked down 34% from $89 to $58. I’m late picking this up, it’s running today only. Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability.