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Old 02-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
mlyday
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Ive made a few lousy all grain batches lately. Really thin and watery, and I couldnt figure out why. My last batch I went back to extract and it was fairly decent. I tried to figure out why those AG batches sucked so much so I started reviewing my process, nothing had really changed. Then I remembered I had bought a digital thermometer. I attempted to calibrate it using an oldschool thermometer. Looks like its reading about 6 degrees high. So Im guessing I was mashing at 145ish. Crap. Back to the old thermometer and hopefully better beer.



 
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Yeah, it sucks that something so important in the process is often times incorrect when you go the cheap route.


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Old 02-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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I always use the "old school" lab thermometers to verify mash temps.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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It wasnt really a cheap thermometer, but was digital. I will be going back to the ones I know work. Or at least have a couple of thermometers around to verify with.

 
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