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http://www.jaycar.com.au/images_uploaded/SCFEB12AU.pdf - see page 2. $20 down from $35. Or there is a cheaper one for $10: http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;form=KEYWORD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...em=120848238877

meh, just buy 4 of these instead, 3 for brewing (two backups) and one for cooking! :)

The price of the probe with batteries is almost cheaper than replacement batteries! Its easier to replace the whole thermometer for close to the same price once a year.
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...em=120848238877

meh, just buy 4 of these instead, 3 for brewing (two backups) and one for cooking! :)

The price of the probe with batteries is almost cheaper than replacement batteries! Its easier to replace the whole thermometer for close to the same price once a year.

They are the ones I used to use, before I started using a stc1000 just as a thermometer, they work great and you get good battery life out of them.
 

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I just had a problem with my existing thermometer on Sunday. :angry:

Got my strike water sorted, went and got my grain. Measured again, all good. Added grain and my temp went up. WTF? Got all confused, added a little cold to bring it down a little. Then thought I better check some tap water. Sure enough, it was reading 30c when room temp was only 23c.

Went out and bought a MasterChef one and got ripped off but it proved my existing one was like 6c over. I'm pretty sure the intial strike temp was correct as it was close to what I set my Urn at. Then it screwed up. So fingers crossed for my brew. May have mashed a few degrees lower. Efficiency was up by about 4 points though...

Hmmm, I've lost all faith in a single thermometer. I like the idea of buying four (maybe different types?) and maybe using two for comparison and two spares.
 

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Glass lab thermometers are the go i reckon...i havent even broken my first one yet (bought 2)though that day will come im sure. :(
 

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Glass lab thermometers are the go i reckon...i havent even broken my first one yet (bought 2)though that day will come im sure. :(
I'm on #3.
My last one jumped off the bench last week and committed suicide on me, I swear I was nice to it!
 

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