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Old 01-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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ok, I'm thinking of doing my first partial mast so I'm gonna need to make sure my dial thermometer is calibrated correctly so I can hit those finicky mash temps


I live in Tucson AZ so my elevation is 2593 feet above sea level. according to my remembrance of temperature adjustments it's 1 degree for ever 540 feet of elevation change above sea level, meaning I put my thermometer in boiling water and calibrated it to read 206-207 degrees in boiling water. am I correct in my calibration technique??? I just wanna make sure I hit the mash range so I don't f=up my first partial mash

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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Boiling point changes, but temperature does not. I don't think you need to correct anything.

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But if the boiling point is 206 degrees at his elevation, you will still calibrate the thermometer to 206 in boiling water, correct?

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But if the boiling point is 206 degrees at his elevation, you will still calibrate the thermometer to 206 in boiling water, correct?
yeah, that's what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure which is why I asked.
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Yes. I'm sorry. I thought you were explaining a plan to OFFSET all of your measurements that you take while brewing.

Sorry for my confusion. I think you are correct.

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