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Old 08-14-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default How to calibrate thermo?

Hey I just want to make sure all my thermos are calibrated properly, it might be a little late since I have made about 10 batches with them. But better late than never right? How?



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Old 08-14-2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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Put a glass of ice water in the freezer for a few mins, your thermometer should read 32, then boil some water, right at the beginning of the boil, it should read 212. If it doesnt, most dial thermometers can be adjusted with a nut in the back



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Old 08-14-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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Here's a great article in BYO that explains how in painstaking detail.

http://www.byo.com/departments/1439.html

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My thermometers are reading all over the place, it looks like I need the calibration curve. thanks for the link

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My thermometers are reading all over the place, it looks like I need the calibration curve. thanks for the link
Yeah dammit, my thermo's prob. suck now that I look at how easy it is for them to be 20F off. This should be stressed waaaaay more than it is!

For all I know, my mashes could have been at 140 instead of 153!
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I use an infrared thermometer, which is great. No sanitation issues that way. Accuracy is +/-1 degree C (2 degrees F) from throughout most of the normal range (ie, brewing range)



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