drilled hole required to install this thermometer**** No
longer offered in 1/2" NPT.
homebrewers share a lot of things in common: appreciation for good
beer, willingness to transform that appreciation into a physical
product and a tendency to stick their hands into a kettle of
boiling liquid. OK…that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I know
there are those out there who know exactly what I’m talking about.
During steep, you are likely to check your temperature several
times to make sure you are at the right resting temp. Once the boil
is over and you begin to chill the wort, you have to take the temp
several more times to make sure you don’t over-chill.
I have to
admit that this was a minor inconvenience, but I also have to admit
that it got old…fast. Enter the BrewMometer, a thing of pure unadulterated
beauty. Here’s the deal though, the BrewMometer is setup with an
1/2-inch NPT connection (although there is a 1/4-inch version
available), making it ideal for converted kegs, but not smaller
pots that are often used for small batches.
converted kegs for brewing? You should think about it. Just get on
Craig’s List and start searching for empty beer kegs. It can take a
little time, but they do show up. Then just take your keg to the
nice folks at HomeBrew
Heaven (or probably any fully functioning homebrew store, for
that matter). They have the tools and ability to convert the keg.
This means cutting a lid out of the top and putting in a 1/2-inch
threaded hole in the side for you. Besides being perfect for the
BrewMometer, accurately placed connections will allow for easy
hook-up of a sight glass for volume measurement as well as a ball
valve for easy evacuation of liquids (I think I could of used one
of those at the last brew fest I attended).
Once you have
the connection ready, just apply some Teflon© tape to the
BrewMometer and put it in. Now you have instant visual feedback for
temperature, without sticking your hand into the kettle. You can
keep the lid on during your steep or mash, saving energy. And since
the BrewMometer is marked with all the appropriate temps for
various aspects of the brewing process, you can spend less time
worrying about your temp and more time sanitizing your next
vessel…clean, clean, clean.
are very reasonably priced for the convenience and consistency they
provide. Plus, as you being converting kegs over–you are on the
short path to an all-grain system, and that’s where the real fun
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
2/7/2009 -- 1: I have a digital lazer thermometer that I use for checking the surface temperature of grills and pans. If I point it at the surface of the wort or side of the pot will I get an accurate reading??? Or should add a different one to my order??P.S. I'd rather not buy anything more that I don't have to.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it should work pretty well, but could get confused by shiney surfaces, like the side of your brewpot.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
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