Inkbirds and thermowells

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  1. jay3847

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    I own an Inkbird 308 and would like to now purchase a thermowell to get better temp control. To use the thermowell, do you just put the probe inside the well, is it snug? (what a tremendously inappropriate set of questions). Also, any suggestions on brand of thermowell to purchase?
     
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    I just pinched off a copper tube and soldered it. My probe fits loose in the well, but it’s deep enough in the beer that it’s only seeing beer temperature. I think I’d prefer metal over plastic for a well.
     
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    what do you use, buckets or narrow neck carboy
     
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    Probe goes inside the thermowell. It isn't snug, it just slides down to the bottom of the probe. Best well I've found for a carboy is a silicone bung with two holes, one for the thermowell and the other for the airlock. Found it on Amazon, this guy:

    https://smile.amazon.com/Homebrew-S...468240&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=thermowell&psc=1

    It works well with narrow-neck carboys. They make a long silicone probe but I had to do some creative engineering to get that to work in my Speidel.
     
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    I use a straight wall thermowell from brewershardware with my inkbird. Works great. I just drilled a hole in the lid and used a rubber airlock grommet.
     
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    Glass, 3 and 5 gallon carboys. I guess narrow neck.
     
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    I would go with that link noisy has, if you look at the pictures on Amazon it even shows an inkbird set up
     
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    I did buy the one nosybear suggested and have it in place on a IIPA right now. The difference was about 1/2 a degree from my external sponse/bungee test with the Inkbird probe. This is after high Krausen. I'll be interesting to see how that helps me while fermentation is really ramping up.
     

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