Does what it was bought for
I had three goals with buying a thermometer for my beginning homebrew set: 1. stem long enough to measure in my 5-gallon stockpot; 2. a manual calibration option; 3. moderate accuracy. I've gotten all three. In the few tests I've done with the instrument, it's accurate to within a few degrees F along the entire temperature range, with greater error at the bottom and top as expected. My clamp is tight and holds it suspended in liquid, and the calibration nut has not loosened yet. Lowered one star because it does knock out of calibration after a few uses, but that's what the manual calibration is for!
Reviewed by: Emily Morgan from on 5/16/2014