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Old 09-30-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Are spirit filled thermometers more accurate than digital? I have both, and my digital is 6 degrees cooler than the spirit filled at 167 degrees. I calibrated the digital at 32F using crushed ice/water and it was right on. BTW both are brand new and my digital is a Proaccurate digital thermometer.

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Old 09-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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Update:

I measured the temp with the spirit thermometer when it started to boil. It read 228F!!! So I guess the digital was the one I should've used. I guess this batch will be crap now.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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It depends on what you were using the thermometer for. It you're an all grain brewer, you're probably right. Mashing 10F too high is pretty bad.
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