Poked a 1 1/4 hole and took a shot with the infrared. It read 28 on the outside of the keg . Shooting through 3 feet of snow. I figure the beer is sitting around 30 deg. Perfect. I thought about your idea of a remote but figured not much I can do about it anyway. It's 8% ABV so I doubt it would freeze solid enough to crack the kegs. Plenty of head space only about 4 gallons in each.