Brinsea thermometer, accuracy?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by namastemama, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have my Brinsea Eco heating up for eggs that are on their way. The thermometer (looks like a glass one) on my brinsea says 99, my digital one says 96% thats a big variance. i know I need to crank it up a tiny bit. But which one is more accurate?
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    What's funny is that I specifically bought the glass thermometer, and I think I trust that one the most.
  3. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    So trust the Brinsea one? Dose it mater that their thermometer is up at the top of the unit and mine is on the black tray?
  4. brijay2

    brijay2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2009
    Waddell AZ
    I have the Brinsea Eco mini and I trust the glass thermometer. I have a digital thermometer and was getting some off readings and so I have just paid attention to the reading on the Brinsea and have had excellent hatches until my last one (shipped eggs) and I think that was due to other variables like the age of the eggs when I received them and when I set them. The hatch before was shipped eggs and everyone I set, I hatched and I trusted the thermometer in the Brinsea (glass).[​IMG]
  5. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2011
    Central California
    I trust the glass one more too. But, you can check it. Unscrew the thermometer holder and pop the thermometer under your tongue for a minute or two -- see how close it is to 98.6. [​IMG]
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
  7. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I gess thats better than testing it rectally. [​IMG]
  8. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    New Bern, NC
    Quote:lol! [​IMG]
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
  10. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Quote:Actually, yes it does. Even though in theory the temps in a fan assisted bator should be the same anywhere in the bator, I've found that in most bators you will still get warmer and cooler spots. To check your thermometers against each other, you need to have the bulbs/probes side by side at the same height.

    Over the years, I've found most glass thermometers to be more accurate than most electronic probe type ones. Also Brinsea is a top quality make and their stuff is usually spot on, so if you don't have a way of calibrating the thermometers, I think I'd go with the Brinsea one...

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