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.
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  • 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 AND K-Type Thermocouple

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer

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

  • MULTIPLE FUNCTION MEASUREMENT: ZOTO Infrared Thermometer can be rapidly and accurately measured surface temperature, environment temperature, fluorescence detection and dew point temperature with Compact size. Come with a K-thermocouple, you can use it test the interior temperature. All of these can be displayed on the LED screen.
  • SMART AND NOVETY DESIGN: Auto alerts when the measured temperature exceeds the lower/upper limit settings(The limit temperature can be set by yourself); Built-in red laser for precisely aiming. Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1; UV light which can be turned on and off independently; Auto-power off function activates after 25 seconds of none work and low battery indicator.
  • HIGH DEFINITION LCD AND ANTI-SKIDDING GRIP: Cleaner, specific and bigger data on the color LCD screen, makes it more easier to know the data at a glance.Packed by a well made leather pouch to protect, the handhold is anti-skidding design, comfortable grip and easy battery replacement.
  • WIDE RANGE APPLICATION: The temperature within the range -50℃~800℃ (-58°F~1472°F) can be measured in a safe manner without contacting with the surface, and the response time is less than 500ms. Temperature gun can be used for cooking, automobile maintenance, HVAC real estate, fire-watch, electrical engineering and more.

 

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

Note: This is a unique unit compared to most of the IR thermometers I see.  It functions as both and IR/Non-contact thermometer and a Thermocouple K-Type Thermometer.

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer AND K-Type Thermocouple

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer

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

  • MULTIPLE FUNCTION MEASUREMENT: ZOTO Infrared Thermometer can be rapidly and accurately measured surface temperature, environment temperature, fluorescence detection and dew point temperature with Compact size. Come with a K-thermocouple, you can use it test the interior temperature. All of these can be displayed on the LED screen.
  • SMART AND NOVETY DESIGN: Auto alerts when the measured temperature exceeds the lower/upper limit settings(The limit temperature can be set by yourself); Built-in red laser for precisely aiming. Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1; UV light which can be turned on and off independently; Auto-power off function activates after 25 seconds of none work and low battery indicator.
  • HIGH DEFINITION LCD AND ANTI-SKIDDING GRIP: Cleaner, specific and bigger data on the color LCD screen, makes it more easier to know the data at a glance.Packed by a well made leather pouch to protect, the handhold is anti-skidding design, comfortable grip and easy battery replacement.
  • WIDE RANGE APPLICATION: The temperature within the range -50℃~800℃ (-58°F~1472°F) can be measured in a safe manner without contacting with the surface, and the response time is less than 500ms. Temperature gun can be used for cooking, automobile maintenance, HVAC real estate, fire-watch, electrical engineering and more.

 

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

Note: This is a unique unit compared to most of the IR thermometers I see.  It functions as both and IR/Non-contact thermometer and a Thermocouple K-Type Thermometer.

Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer,ZOTO Non Contact Temperature Gun Instant-read -58 ℉to 1472℉with LED Display K-Type Thermocouple for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Automotive and Industrial PM6530D Thermometer – 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 Industrial Infrared Thermometer – Save 52%! via Inventory Reduction Sale – HBF Readers Save More

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

As of this posting, this is marked down a whopping 52% to $33 as part of an inventory reduction sale.  Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability.

Industrial IR Gun (IR-GUN-S)

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Mileseey Non-Contact Laser Infrared Thermometer – for homebrewing and more

Mileseey Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun Non-Contact Laser Digital Thermometers with Color LCD Display -58℉~716℉Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure for Kitchen Cooking Meat BBQ and Automotive

Mileseey Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun Non-Contact Laser Digital Thermometers with Color LCD Display -58℉~716℉Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure for Kitchen Cooking Meat BBQ and Automotive

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

  • HIGHT ACCURATE:Mileseey Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun has the latest temperature sensor technology and adjustable emissivity to make this instrument reads values in only 0.3s of high accuracy up to ±0.5℃/±0.5%,. Built-in 12 laser points allows you to see the areas visually you are measuring. This feature is helpful for accurate measurements when you are measuring objects with uneven temperature.the distance to spot ratio is 12:1, which means you can measure the target at a longer distance
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: The infrared thermometer gun with big screen, readable in sunlight and wide temperature Range -58℉ ~ 716℉, you can choose the unit from ℉ / ℃,Response time: ≤0.3S,with Adjustable laser array emissivity from 0. 1 – 1. 0. Laser temperature gun can use to check the oven surface temperature,cooking and soap making to see if they are the perfect temperature to cook food. Max Measurement hold, automatic data hold, Alarm of temperature variations 12s Auto-off to save battery.
  • VERSATILE USE: Our infrared thermometer handy to detect the surface temperature of various objects.the thermometer gun can be use to industrial testing,kitchen,experiment,air conditioning installation detection and automotive mechanics(great for checking hot spots and verifying overheating problems). for your safety. Please choose this non-contact digital temperature gun.
  • EASY TO USE: Our laser infrared thermometer has a anti-skidding design, make it comfortable to grip and easy to replace the battery. Handy and very easy to use, just need to press the trigger and the temperature gun will tell you the temperature.
  • PACKAGE AND NOTE: 1* Mileseey infrared thermometer 2* AAA battries 1* instruction book (Please contact us if any issue with quality). Note: The thermometer can’t measure the internal temperature of an object; temperature readings from this devices are inanimate objects, the measured temperature for humans or animals will not be correct. Optical power< 1mW, wavelength 630~670 nm, Class 2 laser product.

 

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

Mileseey Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun Non-Contact Laser Digital Thermometers with Color LCD Display -58℉~716℉Adjustable Emissivity & Max Measure for Kitchen Cooking Meat BBQ and Automotive – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer

Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Digital Infrared Thermometer Laser Temperature Gun Non-contact -58℉ - 1382℉ (-50℃ to 750℃), Yellow/Black

Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR Thermometer by Etekcity


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

  • BETTER ACCURACY: The Distance to Spot Ratio is 16:1, meaning the Lasergrip 800 can accurately measure targets at larger measurement area with the same distance compared with other thermometers with DSR 12:1 or 8:1
  • TARGET QUICKER: Measure surface temperature ranging from -58℉~1382℉ / -50℃ ~ 750℃, you can choose the unit from ℉ / ℃; A built in Laser gives you the precision to hone in on the exact space you want to measure
  • ADDED FUNCTIONS: The LCD screen is backlit, it also has an Auto-Off function to extend the battery life and features a low battery indicator so you never accidentally run out of juice (battery included)
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Infrared Technology makes this thermometer handy to measure the surface temperature of various objects especially temperatures above boiling points and below freezing points; Use it when you are cooking and barbequing, performing auto maintenance, doing home repairs, and a host of other tasks
  • NOTE: For best accuracy, the distance between the thermometer and object of measurement should approximately be 14.17 inches (36cm); Temperature readings from this devices are inanimate objects, the measured temperature for humans or animals will not be correct; FDA, FCC, CE approved; Class 2 laser, optical power 0.5-0.9mW; 2-Year Warranty by Etekcity

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

Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Digital Infrared Thermometer Laser Temperature Gun Non-contact -58℉ – 1382℉ (-50℃ to 750℃), Yellow/Black


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Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer, w/Laser Guide

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

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

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

  • MULTI-FUNCTION: Extremely Handy, Consistent & Versatile for Instant Temp Readings in performing auto maintenance, air leaks, cooking, barbequing, medical, testing refrigerator temperatures, doing home repairs and a host of other tasks.
  • TEMPERATURE RANGE : -50°C to +400°C /-58°F to 752°F; Accuracy: ±1.5% or ±1.5℃.A built in Laser gives you the precision to hone in on the exact space you want to measure.
  • BACKLIGHT LCD SCREEN: Auto Shut-Off to extend the battery life and features a low battery indicator.
  • HANDLED and SAFE: Keep Your Hands Safe in This Amazingly Fast & Safe Way to Measure Temperature Without Surface Contact.

 

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

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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ThermoWorks Inventory Reduction Sale! – up to 60% off

ThermoWorks has launched an inventory reduction sale.  No coupon code is needed, but supplies are limited.  Check Thermoworks for selection, pricing and availability.

Inventory Reduction Sale at ThermoWorks!

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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