Digital thermometers and Tradition

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Sep 17th 12 1:26 am
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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

by riccaicedo » Sep 17th 12 1:26 am

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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Sep 17th 12 1:41 am
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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

by edkrueger » Sep 17th 12 1:41 am

Are you at a really high elevation? If not I wonder about your thermometer.

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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

by riccaicedo » Sep 17th 12 1:54 am

Yeah, I live in Bogota, it's quite high.

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Re: Digital thermometers and Tradition

by edkrueger » Sep 17th 12 8:47 pm

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