Originally Posted by glorifiedbusdriver
Can anyone give me a good technique with temperature control? If the temperature is dropping, how high and how long should I turn the burner on?
If you manually adjust your burner, keep in mind that if you crank it up you'll most likely overshoot your temperature. A good way to prevent this is to either use the burner on real low (make sure you stir during the process) to keep the temperature increase from going out of hand, or to give it some good heat (again stirring) and kill it about 10 degrees below your set temp and stir while monitoring temps. That should give you some safety room. If you do overshoot, cold water can remedy this.