My temperature probe is taped to the front side of the fermentor with a rag on the outside so it hopefully reads only the fermentors temp. Granted it is the temp of the fermertors wall but I have not seen it over 68.
The heater, the plastic sheet type, is on the back and sides of the fermentor.
Sounds like the issue is the center of the fermentor is then up over 72.
I guess I need to adjust the temperature down to account for the yeast generating heat and the fact the heat from the heater needs to travel through the wort before the probe reads it.
Thanks again for all the help.