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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
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  • Thermocouples

    Can someone recommend a 5 probe thermocouple package?

    Have you been happy with what you've used?

    I would like to include this high tech feature but don't know a lot about them/

    Please advise....

    Thanks Mucho
    Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

  • #2
    Re: Thermocouples

    Omega makes a 6 probe thermocouple that is very good. I believe the CN606 is a six probe outlet. I have the CN612, which is 12. Both are rather expensive though, so make sure you really want it. A lot of people are perfectly fine with an IR thermometer or their hand.
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    • #3
      Re: Thermocouples

      anyone else using tc's?
      Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


      • #4
        Re: Thermocouples


        Home built affair, with 4 thermocouples linked via a 3 pole 4 way rotary switch to a single digital read out. LEDs indicate which tc is in use (using 3rd pole of switch)

        Total cost about $80, including an IP65 enclosure. Used k-type tc's from ebay, and calibrated it using ice and boiling water.

        It works, but to be honest I use it to check heat soak rather than oven temperature as most of the time I'm watching the dome and testing with my hand for 'pizza' temperature.




        • #5
          Re: Thermocouples

          I am also using tc's. Bought 5 from ebay along with a digital reader and rotary switch which will hold 12 tc's. I have 2 in the floor( one near the surface, and the other 2 inches lower) with the same set up in the ceiling, (one close to the surface the other 2 inches deeper.) The last one is in the side wall of the dome.

          Cheers, Versachi
          "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison


          • #6
            Re: Thermocouples

            If I install tubes in my oven, what materials work best?

            I was thinking about some copper pipe or tubing. Or should something else be used? I'm thinking it's better to be able to change the probes than to bury them in the masonry.

            Ideas or advice?
            Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


            • #7
              Bought 5 from ebay along with a digital reader and rotary switch which will hold 12 t

              Can you specify which units these were?

              Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


              • #8
                Re: Thermocouples

                Is anyone using a high-temp dial thermometer instead of the digital readout thermocouples? Something like this:

                I saw a few examples in an Outdoor Kitchens book I picked up for inspiration, and I like the idea, but I don't remember seeing anyone here who has used such an item. Anyone lurking out there with experience with this type of thermometer?


                • #9
                  Re: Thermocouples

                  I talked to an engineer at Omega who recommended their TJ36-CASS-18U-6 for woord-fired ovens. I'm not sure which reader I'll be getting, though.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Thermocouples

                    Sears sells a mulitmeter that also has (I think) J and K type input.

                    not pretty but will get you to the point where you can take readings...

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