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fluke thermometers

Postby Ben Cram on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:48 pm

Does anyone have any advice on purchasing one? Canadian suppliers? which models?

I would be using it on the Scace, for testing drip brew parameters, and for the probe on our old Barth once it is restored.

Are there any other questions I need to answer before deciding on a model?

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Re: fluke thermometers

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Re: fluke thermometers

Postby jasonscheltus on Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:51 am

there's also omega engineering, they sell a lot of test equipment

http://www.omega.ca/
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Re: fluke thermometers

Postby nick on Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:00 am

I've had good experiences on eBay getting them much cheaper.
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Re: fluke thermometers

Postby geir oglend on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:51 am

Ben, they have them right here in Victoria, Queale Electronics on Government st.
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Postby phaelon56 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:05 am

Nick has it - way cheap on ebay. There are a couple suppliers on there who specialize in used equipment of this type, and have excellent ratings. I think I paid about $30 or $35 for mine a few years ago (without the thermocouple wire, but that was inexpensive from another supplier.)
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Re: fluke thermometers

Postby chris.hallien on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:48 am

Most of my expereince with Digital Thermometers has been with Fluke and they have all been good experiences. For testing brewing parameters I would recommend data-logging capabilities (will allow you to test consistency in water tempertature delivery and determine upper and lower values without having to do the work yourself). I would also recommend dual input, Fluke allows you to have T1, T2 display to see both values in real time, you may find yourself quickly needing that second input.

I wasn't impressed with Omega, maybe I purchased the wrong unit.
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Re: fluke thermometers

Postby Ben Cram on Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:33 am

I went with a 51-2 Single Input on Ebay. I won't say I got a good deal until it's in my hands, calibrated, and working, but the price was reasonable and the seller seemed very legit.
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