Crooked Letter’s Top 3 Brewing Thermometers

A beer brewing thermometer has to reach waters boiling point. Aside from that, it also must have the ability to gauge the liquid’s freezing level. There are some interesting options that people can use in place of a brewing thermometer like a candy thermometer.

Having a good thermometer is essential to having a successful home brew kit

But if you want to achieve accurate results, you should stick to a beer brewing thermometer. It also goes by the name of thermometer and is only good for home use. This kind of thermometer is used when the beer is in the fermenting stage in the carboy.

Its main purpose is to let the brewer know when the right time to throw in the yeast. It also gives the brewer an idea on the kind of modifications he has to do.

At Crooked Letter Brewing Style, I have been using brewing thermometers for years. With substantial experience guiding me, here are 3 recommendations for the best brewing thermometer.

Best Brewing Thermometer

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
11 X Brewcraft 12″ Ss Dial Thermometer Homebrew Brew Kettle Brew Pot

11 X Brewcraft 12″ Ss Dial Thermometer Homebrew Brew Kettle Brew Pot

  It is such a perfect brewing thermometer. The figures on the dial are readable. Even old people can read ...

User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)
2 Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

  This product is one of the best homebrewing kit thermometer out there. The first thing a brewer will ...

User Rating: 3.65 (1 votes)
3 HomeBrewStuff 12″ SS Dial Thermometer Homebrewing Brew Kettle Brew Pot

HomeBrewStuff 12″ SS Dial Thermometer Homebrewing Brew Kettle Brew Pot

  This is another best homebrewing kit thermometer that I love as it also provides precise readings, which ...

User Rating: 2.7 (1 votes)

11 X Brewcraft 12″ Ss Dial Thermometer Homebrew Brew Kettle Brew Pot

 

It is such a perfect brewing thermometer. The figures on the dial are readable. Even old people can read this. It is important that every home brewer is able to read the numbers and where the arm is at.

What I like about it is that the probe is very long and the response is quite quick. The end of it almost touches the brewing kettle’s base. The clip does not go loose from the kettle. It stays on. This ability allows it to do its purpose well until the completion of the fermentation stage. The truth is that no matter at what angle you put the thermometer in, it will stay in that position because of the clip.

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The thermometer precisely reads the boiling point of water, which is a good indication of how accurate it can be.

The thermometer precisely reads the boiling point of water, which is a good indication of how accurate it can be. Moreover, its length makes it flexible enough to handle huge batches of beer. A pot that has a 7 gallon capacity will work well.

Because of the way it is built, a home brewer can make huge batches of beer in one go with it. It helps keep track with the fermentation stage by giving accurate temperature readings. If a brewer wants to have a reliable tool by his side in making beer at home, this thermometer should be it.

The only thing going against it is that the calibrations easily gets messed up. One accidental drop it and it suffers from unreliable reading after. To salvage it means a re-calibration. Once you get that done, you can start relying on it just like before.


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Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer1

 

This product is one of the best homebrewing kit thermometer out there. The first thing a brewer will notice is the ease of installation. Once you place this in the pot, you do not have to worry about a thing. Just leave it there and let it work.

The good thing about is that it provides accurate reading and the figures are quite easy to read. Even for a person who has failing eyesight can read it. At any stage of the brewing process, the thermometer never fails to perform its function.

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

The good thing about is that it provides accurate reading and the figures are quite easy to read. Even for a person who has failing eyesight can read it.

In fact, this is one thermometer that is easy to use that beginners will not a have any difficulty with it. One of its standout features is the huge dial. The dial measures 3 and a half inches in diameter.

Calibration is easy and allows the brewer to use it immediately. And as mentioned, this one is quite easy to install. The entire process will be done in less than ten minutes, which can be attributed to its design, along with the instructions that were easy to understand and follow.

Moreover, the design perks are not limited to the installation. Since the probe drops to about two and a half inches under the surface of the brew, it gives out pretty accurate numbers.
I’ve used this thermometer on many occasions.

And even with a cheap cooking pot that I repurposed as a brew kettle, it was still able to dish out precise temperature readings, which is a testament to how well-built and well-designed this thermometer is.

It’s quite amazing. There’s barely any spec that can be thrown into this product. And because of that, it should rank high on the list of people who are looking for the best home brewing thermometer.


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HomeBrewStuff 12″ SS Dial Thermometer Homebrewing Brew Kettle Brew Pot

 

This is another best homebrewing kit thermometer that I love as it also provides precise readings, which as discussed above, is an important aspect of brewing beer.

It also goes without saying that in homebrewing, a lot will depend on the temperature the thermometer projects. Every stage of beer making needs a thermometer that provides the brewer the exact figure. This lets the brewer gauge whether the desired results can be achieved or not. And this is what this product provides off the bat.

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The tip of the probe alone is protected by a rubber covering that secures it from scratches. This thermometer is versatile.

A good way to calibrate this thermometer is by plunging into freezing water that has been previously measured at exactly 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If the dial reflects the correct temperature, then you are on target. If not, it is easy to adjust the nut and calibrate it yourself.
The length of the probe makes it one of the best thermometers for brewing beer at home. The steel clip is another feature that makes this thermometer a popular choice for independent beer brewers operating out of their garage and basement. You can hardly make a mistake with this product once you have calibrated it.
The response time is quite fast, which gives home brewers plenty of time to react to certain situations. Add to that the fact that this product is made with sturdy material that allows the brewer to use it for a long time.

The tip of the probe alone is protected by a rubber covering that secures it from scratches.
This thermometer is versatile.

Aside from brewing beer, one can use it for measuring meat temperature. This is one product that should be on the top five list of thermometers for home brewing.

These three so far are the best thermometer for home brewing. They all do an amazing job of giving accurate figures. Hey, cooking the perfect chicken is a science!

RobertCollins

About RobertCollins

Hey everyone, I’m Robert Collins - founder of Crooked Letter Brewing. I’ve been an avid brewer and beer enthusiast for the the last 10 years. I started this site to teach everyone how to create delicious beers and spirits in the comfort of their own home.

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