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    Default Recommendations on digital thermometer

    Looking for recommendations on digital thermometers,bought the cheap one at Leaders several years ago,temperature seems to fluctuate a little too much for comfort,syrup is getting close for butter,suddenly drops a couple of degrees,ends up being a guessing game.
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    I just bought this thermometer for the same reason. I bought a different RTD probe with it also to be able to use it for maple and cooking/bbqing. Haven't got it yet but I plan on getting a threaded nipple welded into my stainless pot so the probe can screw right in.
    https://www.auberins.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=284
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricklayer View Post
    I just bought this thermometer for the same reason. I bought a different RTD probe with it also to be able to use it for maple and cooking/bbqing. Haven't got it yet but I plan on getting a threaded nipple welded into my stainless pot so the probe can screw right in.
    https://www.auberins.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=284
    This is the one I have. It comes with the case and pan clip. Also it reads in tenths of degrees. http://www.thermoworks.com/ChefAlarm
    Chad

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    I tried one from Bascom's, Maverick, I think. Never read right, comparing to trusty tall Grimm thermometer. FWIW, according to Cook's Country Kitchen, their comparative testing showed Chad's Thermoworks, as a top contender, along with Polder.
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    I purchased one of these http://www.thermoworks.com/DOT?gclid...SABEgIuZ_D_BwE 4 years ago and have put it through Syruping hell and it still is working just fine. It has proven to be accurate and is right on with my hydrometer. Batteries last a very long time and it will take tons of heat. when this one dies I'm giving it a hero's funeral and ordering another one, they sell a liquid proof probe.
    Last edited by buckeye gold; 12-23-2017 at 08:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricklayer View Post
    I just bought this thermometer for the same reason. I bought a different RTD probe with it also to be able to use it for maple and cooking/bbqing. Haven't got it yet but I plan on getting a threaded nipple welded into my stainless pot so the probe can screw right in.
    https://www.auberins.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=284
    These are great when it comes to Syrup a good thermometer is good pair it with a Murphy cup and together they are great. Boiling temps vary daily that’s why Dial thermometers are adjustable for boiling temp. With a Murphy cup you can get dialed in quick each day.
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    I built this for around $32.00 using a heat control and a type "K" thermocouple
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