Wet probe/liquid temperature device?


(Shane White) #1

Hi everyone,

I’m building a wine cellar, and I want to monitor the temperature of the WINE, not the air around it. I’ve done some searching, and I can’t seem to find a wet probe that is zwave. Anyone seen something like this before?

I’m currently using this product, but it has a separate app and it’s integrated into ST. Hoping there’s a zwave option out there…


(Eric) #2

this sounds funny and kinda gross. Putting a probe in the wine, seems yucky and needless. Thru the cork? Why do you think the bottle will be different from air temperature?

One non-immersive way to do this is to mount room temperature sensor on a dummy or real wine bottle filled with water or wine, and insulate around the sensor and bottle. Keep the ends of the bottle uninsulated.


(Michael) #3

I had that exact device monitoring my outdoor freezer but got tired of paying an annual fee and wanted something that I could integrate with SmartThings. I ended up using an Arduino and a SmartThings Thing Shield. I documented the project here:


(Mark Whipp) #4

I am using many Lowes Iris Contact Sensors v2 w/temperature around the house and have been testing them for 6 months, inside the refrigerater, freezer and beverage cooler. They pair as a ST contact sensor DTH that has temperature offset and have found good accuracy and slightly below average battery life. They are Zigbee. Using one of these as below should get you the results. [quote=“ero4444, post:2, topic:54635”]
mount room temperature sensor on a dummy or real wine bottle filled with water or wine, and insulate around the sensor and bottle. Keep the ends of the bottle uninsulated.
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Cellar humidity is also a factor, any multisensor in the the room would give you this plus room temperature, lux and motion.


(Shane White) #5

Eric -

When you are storing hundreds of bottles of wine, coupled with the investment factor, it’s important to wine geeks like me to know the liquid temperature and cool the room to that data point versus the air. :slight_smile:

Currently I have the wet probe inserted through a cork into a wine bottle filled with water.


(Mark Whipp) #6

Better use a few sensors for redundancy! Top shelf and bottom shelf temp is usually different. I used to distribute Marvel Wine Coolers :wink:


#7

I want a sensor like this to monitor my pool temperature however I don’t think one exists yet :frowning: