Tip: Use an Infrared Thermometer for Select Homebrewing Tasks
PIctured: 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
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.