Category Archives: Infrared Thermometers

Tip: Use an Infrared Thermometer for Select Homebrewing Tasks

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and BlackPIctured: Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black – via Amazon

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  • These (can be) inexpensive and give you a no-touch way to measure the temperature of something.
  • Since these are 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 (See Tip 1).
  • In my opinion, 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.  In my experience steam seems to throw off readings.
  • Potential Uses Include: Contained yeast rehydration water, chilled wort or starter temperature, kegerator, fermenter or fermenation area and beer tasting samples.
  • Shop Around, Search Amazon for “Infrared Thermometer”
  • Related Categories: Thermometers, Infrared Thermometers

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer, w/Laser Guide – $18.99 + Free Prime Ship

Digital Infrared Thermometer Laser Temperature Gun Non-Contact -50℃ ~ 400℃(-58℉~752℉)

Digital Infrared Thermometer Laser Temperature Gun Non-Contact -50℃ ~ 400℃(-58℉~752℉)

 

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

10/11/20 2 PM Central: This is on sale for $18.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Digital Infrared Thermometer Laser Temperature Gun Non-Contact -50℃ ~ 400℃(-58℉~752℉) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Today Only: ThermoWorks Industrial Infrared Thermometer – $48.30, Save 30%

Industrial IR Gun (IR-GUN-S)

Industrial IR Gun (IR-GUN-S) from ThermoWorks.

About: “The IR-GUN-S non-contact infrared thermometer is your best deal in a basic infrared gun. The IR-GUN-S Infrared Thermometer is designed for broad general purpose use in research, industrial applications, HVAC, construction, repair or maintenance services, and even around the house if you’re technically inclined.”

  • High quality 12:1 optics
  • Bright laser pointer
  • Point and Shoot simplicity
  • Max temp and hold features
  • Easily switch from °C to °F
  • Backlit display
  • Adjustable emissivity

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

Today, 10/6 only, ThermoWorks has this marked down a whopping 30% to $48.30.  Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability.

Industrial IR Gun (IR-GUN-S)

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

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ThermoWorks Industrial Infrared Thermometer – Save 30%

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 FindsCDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen

As of this posting, ThermoWorks has this marked down a whopping 30%.  No coupon code is required, check site for current availability.

Industrial IR with Circle Laser (IRK-2)

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

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ThermoWorks WAND Thermometer – Forehead AND Surface Temps – 29% Price Reduction + Another 15% Off

WAND™ – No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Professional Class II medical device, FDA-Cleared*
  • Easy-to-Use, no complicated instructions
  • One-second readings
  • Very soft ready-beep and a visual indicator in the display won’t disturb a sleeping child or patient
  • WAND is suitable for temperature screening in homes, hospitals, businesses, warehouses, schools, and physical examination centers.
  • Gives accurate, consistent oral-equivalent results for all ages
  • High temperature alert and mute setting
  • Bright LED backlight
  • Stores 25 readings

WAND gives you proven accuracy when you need it most. Simple to use with readings in 1 second means you get the important information you need quickly.

* ThermoWorks WAND holds an FDA device registration number and has the designation FDA-Cleared. WAND is categorized as a Class II medical device under the category listing ‘Thermometer, Electronic, Clinical’. The FDA-Approval designation is only given to Class III products like drugs, pacemakers, and vaccines that pose a higher risk to humans, and require a different level of testing and approval. Class I and II products are not tested to the same level and are “cleared”.


 

This is a forehead thermometer and generally off topic for us.  The thing that brings it back on topic is…

Works with Surface Temps… I ordered one of these and have received it.  It DOES work for regular surface temps.  You just need to change the mode by holding both the start and power buttons at the same time.  That means it can work as a traditional IR thermometer as well as a forehead thermometer.

High volume has allowed ThermoWorks to reduce pricing on the WAND by a whopping 29%.  Making it $69.  Check ThermoWorks for current price & availability.

For a limited time ThermoWorks has this marked down 15% in addition to the price reduction.  That makes it $58.65.  Pretty sure this is the best price we’ve seen.

WAND™ – Non-Contact Digital Forehead Thermometer

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from tose you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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ThermoPro Non-Contact Laser Infrared Thermometer – homebrewing, BBQ and more

ThermoPro TP30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Gun Non Contact Laser Temperature Gun -58°F ~1022°F (-50°C ~ 550°C) with Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure (NOT FOR HUMAN BODY TEMPERATURE)

ThermoPro TP30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Gun Non Contact Laser Temperature Gun -58°F ~1022°F (-50°C ~ 550°C) with Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【Highly Accurate】Designed with the latest thermopile sensor technology, to allow infrared laser thermometer gun to provide the highest accuracy up to ±1.5%; Improve the accuracy of the ir thermometer gun by adjusting the emissivity from 0.1-1.0 according to the surface material being measured
  • 【Ultra-Fast】With a distance to spot ratio of 12:1 and a response time of <500Ms, this allows the infrared temp gun thermometer to quickly provide the most accurate temperature readings of any target even at great distances
  • 【Various Usages】Pyrometer utilizes infrared technology which can measure a wide temp range of -58°F~1022°F/ -50°C~550°C, enabling the heat detector to measure various objects’ surface temp from a safe distance, especially above boiling point and below freezing point; Use the temperature gauge while preparing foods, performing auto maintenance, home repairs and a host of other tasks
  • 【User-friendly】The termometro digital displays MAX/MIN/AVG temperature of the last scan, perfect for measuring AC vents or car engines; Thermal gun features a backlit LCD screen, that automatically shuts off after 90 seconds of no use to conserve battery. (Battery included)
  • 【NOTE】This digital thermometer is not designed for taking Human Body Temperature.

 

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

ThermoPro TP30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Gun Non Contact Laser Temperature Gun -58°F ~1022°F (-50°C ~ 550°C) with Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure (NOT FOR HUMAN BODY TEMPERATURE) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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ThermoWorks WAND Thermometer – Forehead AND Surface Temps – 29% Price Reduction

WAND™ – No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Professional Class II medical device, FDA-Cleared*
  • Easy-to-Use, no complicated instructions
  • One-second readings
  • Very soft ready-beep and a visual indicator in the display won’t disturb a sleeping child or patient
  • WAND is suitable for temperature screening in homes, hospitals, businesses, warehouses, schools, and physical examination centers.
  • Gives accurate, consistent oral-equivalent results for all ages
  • High temperature alert and mute setting
  • Bright LED backlight
  • Stores 25 readings

WAND gives you proven accuracy when you need it most. Simple to use with readings in 1 second means you get the important information you need quickly.

* ThermoWorks WAND holds an FDA device registration number and has the designation FDA-Cleared. WAND is categorized as a Class II medical device under the category listing ‘Thermometer, Electronic, Clinical’. The FDA-Approval designation is only given to Class III products like drugs, pacemakers, and vaccines that pose a higher risk to humans, and require a different level of testing and approval. Class I and II products are not tested to the same level and are “cleared”.


 

This is a forehead thermometer and generally off topic for us.  The thing that brings it back on topic is…

Works with Surface Temps… I ordered one of these and have received it.  It DOES work for regular surface temps.  You just need to change the mode by holding both the start and power buttons at the same time.  That means it can work as a traditional IR thermometer as well as a forehead thermometer.

High volume has allowed ThermoWorks to reduce pricing on the WAND by a whopping 29%.  Making it $69.  Check ThermoWorks for current price & availability.

WAND™ – Non-Contact Digital Forehead Thermometer

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

See Our Most Recent ThermoWorks Finds:

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from tose you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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15% Off Everything at ThermoWorks – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More + SIX ThermoWorks Reviews to Help You Decide

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

15% off at ThermoWorks! – no coupon code necessary discount automatically applied

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

See Our Most Recent ThermoWorks Finds:

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Check out our library of thermometer reviews!

Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  pst:tw15

ThermoWorks WAND Thermometer – Forehead AND Surface Temps – Save 23% w/Stacking Deals

WAND™ - No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

WAND™ – No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Professional Class II medical device, FDA-Cleared*
  • Easy-to-Use, no complicated instructions
  • One-second readings
  • Very soft ready-beep and a visual indicator in the display won’t disturb a sleeping child or patient
  • WAND is suitable for temperature screening in homes, hospitals, businesses, warehouses, schools, and physical examination centers.
  • Gives accurate, consistent oral-equivalent results for all ages
  • High temperature alert and mute setting
  • Bright LED backlight
  • Stores 25 readings

WAND gives you proven accuracy when you need it most. Simple to use with readings in 1 second means you get the important information you need quickly.

* ThermoWorks WAND holds an FDA device registration number and has the designation FDA-Cleared. WAND is categorized as a Class II medical device under the category listing ‘Thermometer, Electronic, Clinical’. The FDA-Approval designation is only given to Class III products like drugs, pacemakers, and vaccines that pose a higher risk to humans, and require a different level of testing and approval. Class I and II products are not tested to the same level and are “cleared”.


 

This is a forehead thermometer and generally off topic for us.  The thing that brings it back on topic is…

Works with Surface Temps… I ordered one of these and have received it.  It DOES work for regular surface temps.  You just need to change the mode by holding both the start and power buttons at the same time.  That means it can work as a traditional IR thermometer as well as a forehead thermometer.

  • The WAND is on sale for $89.  That’s a $9 savings.
  • Stacks With: ThermoWorks is discounting everything sitewide by 15%.  Discount is applied automatically via a coupon code at checkout.  This stacks making the WAND $75.65.  That’s right around 23% off.  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this deal.

WAND™ – Non-Contact Digital Forehead Thermometer

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

See Our Most Recent ThermoWorks Finds:

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from tose you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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15% Off Everything at ThermoWorks! – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More + SIX ThermoWorks Reviews to Help You Decide

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

15% off at ThermoWorks! – no coupon code necessary discount automatically applied

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

See Our Most Recent ThermoWorks Finds:

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Check out our library of thermometer reviews!

Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  pst:tw15