Digital thermometers and Tradition


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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

Postby riccaicedo » Sep 16th, '12, 21:26

I don't think you need to have the exact temperature, just approximate and it'll be fine.

The best way to know for sure is a thermometer, all other methods aren't as reliable. However it's not worth it using one each time you brew.

By the way, when I boil water it only reaches 91.5 C (196.7 F), does that mean that I never get to try the real taste of genmaicha because the temperature is too low?
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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

Postby edkrueger » Sep 16th, '12, 21:41

Are you at a really high elevation? If not I wonder about your thermometer.
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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

Postby riccaicedo » Sep 16th, '12, 21:54

Yeah, I live in Bogota, it's quite high.
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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

Postby edkrueger » Sep 17th, '12, 16:47

Oh, wow. I think that temperature is about right, but I'd pre-warm my tea pot if that the hottest my water got.
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