Category Archives: Monitoring Thermometers

Monitoring Kegerator or Fermentation Temps With Samsung SmartThings

I have Samsung SmartThings installed in my home.  SmartThings requires a central hub.  That hub communicates with other… SmartThings.  Loads of compatible devices using a number of protocols are available from multiple vendors.  Search Amazon for “smartthings” to see what’s out there.  After these things are connected, you can program automations or routines that define how they operate under certain conditions.  All of this is interoperable with other platforms like Google Home and Alexa.

This post is about using SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor to monitor temperatures in your kegerator or fermentation chamber.  Labels and photos show both kegerator and fermentation chamber scenarios.  This concept should work for both applications.

The Multipurpose Sensor can do several things including monitor temperature.  Note that a SmartThings hub and Wi-Fi are also required.

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TWO x Digital LCD Thermometers – [Monitor Kegerator & Ferm Temps & More] – $4.95… $2.48 each + free prime ship

AikTryee Aquarium Thermometer, Fish Tank Thermometer, Reptile Thermometer, Terrarium Temperature Meters Gauge, LCD Display Fahrenheit (℉) for Vehicle Reptile Terrarium Fish Tank Refrigerator

AikTryee Aquarium Thermometer, Fish Tank Thermometer, Reptile Thermometer, Terrarium Temperature Meters Gauge, LCD Display Fahrenheit (℉) for Vehicle Reptile Terrarium Fish Tank Refrigerator

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  • 【PRODUCT MATERIAL】Aquarium Thermometer uses a high-precision stainless steel sensor probe to measure the water temperature of the aquarium. The main unit uses a professional LCD display to solve the problem of not knowing the temperature of the fish tank, thus providing a healthy and comfortable water environment for all kinds of fish.
  • 【LARGE SCREEN DISPLAY】Digital Aquarium Thermometer with a Large Screen 1.6 inch LCD Display, Easy to Read Temperature for Children or Older People, Real-time monitoring of changes in water temperature.
  • 【WIDE TEMPERATURE TEST】Temperature Range -58 ℉ ~ +230℉; Temperature measurement accuracy: ±1℉; It can be used in temperature sensing of many types of liquids, making your temperature measurement so simple.
  • 【LONG BATTERY LIFE】Powered by Two LR44 Button Cell (Included), Battery Working Time up to 8 Months.
  • 【Package Includes】Package Included; 2 x Aquarium thermometer; 4 x LR44 button cell battery; 2 x Suction cup mounts; 2 x Double-sided tape; 1 x Standard color package.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures and more.

3/14/20 8 AM Central: These are selling for $4.95. 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

AikTryee Aquarium Thermometer, Fish Tank Thermometer, Reptile Thermometer, Terrarium Temperature Meters Gauge, LCD Display Fahrenheit (℉) for Vehicle Reptile Terrarium Fish Tank Refrigerator


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Digital LCD Thermometer – [Monitor Kegerator & Ferm Temps & More] – $5.99 + free shipping

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe for Temperature Testing for Aquarium, Refrigerator, Cars, Pet Habitats, Etc.

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe


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

  • Designed to test the temperature in cars, computer towers, aquariums, refrigerators, green houses etc
  • Temperature Range: -50°C to +110°C / -58°F – +230°F (with °C/°F switch), Accuracy: ±0.1°C
  • Voltage: DC5V, Dimension: 1.8″x1.2″x0.8″
  • Rustproof probe, black backlight LCD display
  • With a 4-pin connector for PC use

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures and more.

Note that this thermometer needs to be connected or wired to an appropriate power supply.

3/13/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $5.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe for Temperature Testing for Aquarium, Refrigerator, Cars, Pet Habitats, Etc.


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Inkbird ITH-20R Indoor Outdoor Wireless Digital Thermometer – monitor kegerator & fermentation chamber temps

Inkbird ITH-20R Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Wireless Receiver Thermometer with Accurate Temperature Display for House Kitchen Baby Room Courtyard Brewhouse and Public Places Rainproof Function

Inkbird ITH-20R Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Wireless Receiver Thermometer with Accurate Temperature Display for House Kitchen Baby Room Courtyard Brewhouse and Public Places Rainproof Function

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  • 💫Easy Operation💫 You can instantly monitor the humidity and the temperature with our hygrometer, the data of indoor and outdoor will display on the LCD at the same time. The temperature measurement range of the thermometer is -58~257°F, and the humidity measurement range is 10~95%.
  • 💫Elegant Design💫The stylish hygrometer is equipped with a large backlight LCD and it has a clip on it’s back, you can place it at anywhere steadily, or you can also fix it on the wall as the receiver has a hole on the back surface.
  • 💫Instant Read💫The transmission distance of the digital hygrometer is up to 300 feet, and the data will update in 10 seconds, you can monitor the humidity and the temperature instantly without checking the transmitter constantly and get ready for the changes in the weather.
  • 💫External Probe💫Our probe can be put into most kinds of liquid to measure the temperature, you can use it in a pool or in a brewhouse. As the probe is fine, you can also use it in narrow places or relatively closed environment.

 

Thoughts from HBF… So, this has two wireless sensors along with an ambient thermometer that’s built into the main unit.  It also records minimum and maximum temps for each sensor.  You could use one sensor in your fermentation chamber and one sensor in your kegerator to monitor temperatures.  Or, you could use the wireless probe for your kegerator or fermentation chamber and the base unit to track ambient temps.  The min and max feature would also give you a great idea about how things are working.  As a bonus you also get all the same info for the ambient temp where the base is located.  Note that the sensors need to be within the stated range of this unit (or closer).

Inkbird ITH-20R Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Wireless Receiver Thermometer with Accurate Temperature Display for House Kitchen Baby Room Courtyard Brewhouse and Public Places Rainproof Function


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Inkbird ITH-10 Digital Thermometer & Hygrometer [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Chamber]

Inkbird ITH-10 Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer Temperature Humidity Monitor

Inkbird ITH-10 Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer Temperature Humidity Monitor

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

  • Convenient] Delicate size, portable and light.
  • [Accurate] Record Max. and Min. values of temperature and humidity.
  • [Easy to Use] Support °C/°F mode, and read display easily and immediately.
  • [Multipurpose] Suitable for household, guitar case, green house, office and labs.

 

You could use this to monitor kegerator or fermentation chamber temperatures.  It shows current temperature along with recording minimum and maximum values.  Those figures can help you determine how stable your kegerator or fermentation chamber/area is.

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged for the purpose of handling excess kegerator and fermentation chamber wetness.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

Inkbird ITH-10 Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer Temperature Humidity Monitor – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer – companion smart phone app – [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation]

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature and Humidity monitor Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)

Inkbird IBS-TH1 Plus Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone

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

  • [Accurate & Fast Response] Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • [Smart LCD & Measuring Range] Temperature and humidity are displayed on screen. (two protection films on the screen) Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • [Probe & Mode] Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • [Data Storage & Sampling Interval] Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • [APP & Multiple Devices] Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

You could use this to monitor kegerator or fermentation chamber temperatures.  It shows current temperature along with recording minimum and maximum values.  Those figures can help you determine how stable your kegerator or fermentation chamber/area is.

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer”

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)


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Inkbird Mini Temp Logger [kegererator, fermentation chamber & more]

Inkbird Wireless Thermometer and Hygrometer for Android and IOS Used for Brewing Meat Plant Cigar Storage IBS-TH1 MINI

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger

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

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F . Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Support both °C /°F mode and with 3M paster. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language.
  • History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices Connecting : One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

This a mini version of the IBS-TH1.  I use the larger IBS-TH1 in my kegerator.  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Note that the IBS-TH1 Mini has no external probe and no magnet.

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Inkbird Mini Temp Logger [kegererator, fermentation chamber & more]

Inkbird Wireless Thermometer and Hygrometer for Android and IOS Used for Brewing Meat Plant Cigar Storage IBS-TH1 MINI

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger

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

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F . Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Support both °C /°F mode and with 3M paster. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language.
  • History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices Connecting : One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

This a mini version of the IBS-TH1.  I use the larger IBS-TH1 in my kegerator.  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Note that the IBS-TH1 Mini has no external probe and no magnet.

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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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Inkbird Mini Temp Logger [kegererator, fermentation chamber & more]

Inkbird Wireless Thermometer and Hygrometer for Android and IOS Used for Brewing Meat Plant Cigar Storage IBS-TH1 MINI

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger

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

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F . Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Support both °C /°F mode and with 3M paster. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language.
  • History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices Connecting : One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

This a mini version of the IBS-TH1.  I use the larger IBS-TH1 in my kegerator.  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Note that the IBS-TH1 Mini has no external probe and no magnet.

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Govee Wireless Thermometer & Hygrometer – iOS & Android – monitor kegerator & fermentation chamber temps

Govee Wireless Thermometer Hygrometer, Mini Bluetooth Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Data Export for iOS Android, Temp Humidity Monitor with Alert for House Wine Cigar Living Room Baby Room

Govee Wireless Thermometer Hygrometer, Mini Bluetooth Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Data Export for iOS Android, Temp Humidity Monitor with Alert for House Wine Cigar Living Room Baby Room

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

  • Wireless App Control: Easily monitor temperature and humidity data on Govee Home App (free downloading from App Store and Google Play) via Bluetooth. Up to 328ft connecting distance (no obstacles) enables you to monitor temp and humidity remotely. [Not WiFi Version]
  • Higher Accurate Monitor: With built-in Swiss-made SHT30 sensor, it offers higher precision monitoring than other brands. Temp is accurate within ±0.36℉ and humidity is ±2%RH. (Calibration is supported)
  • Data Storage Export: 20 days on-board and unlimited in-App storage. Temperature sensor uploads data to App when connecting to APP via Bluetooth. Alert will be sent to App when data is beyond preset range. Available to export data in CSV format for free after registered account.
  • Mini Size: Smaller size than other brands (1.57 x 1.57 x 0.67 inches). Space-saving and portable. A hanging hole is designed for various placement as you want. The battery lifespan is about 365 days.
  • What’s in Box: 1 x Govee Thermometer and Hygrometer, 1 x Hanging String, 1 x User Manual. Govee offers 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason and 365-day warranty for quality-related issues.

 

Possible uses: Use to monitor the temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber, fermentation area, beer fridge and more.  The humidity feature could be handy to help you judge when to renew your Eva-Day or similar.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

Govee Wireless Thermometer Hygrometer, Mini Bluetooth Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Data Export for iOS Android, Temp Humidity Monitor with Alert for House Wine Cigar Living Room Baby Room


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