I calibrated my HEX against the mashmaster probe in the MT, at the time I couldn't think of a better way, got sick of playing with boiling water and ice real quick, if the mashmaster is our at least I'm consistsntly out on both.
Not as accurate as you may think.Up your bottom or similar body temperature location - 37 (unless you aren't feeling so well)
I'm not sure I would want any thermometer calibrated that way anywhere near my beer. I don't care how many times it had been wash/sanitised...just ain't going there. :lol:Not as accurate as you may think.
There is considerable temperature variation in the human body, with 36.5 being normal for some and up to 38 normal for others. Rectal temperature is also slightly higher than oral.
Some people have a naturally higher level of circulating pyrogens (tiny little proteins), which help set the bodies temperature giving them a higher "normal" temp.
That being said, you're only looking at a variation of 1-1.5 degrees tops, so it is probably more accurate for calibration at middle of the road temps than other methods.
but aren't you further down the curvature of the earth, wont that make a difference........ :blink:Old Bar and Bribie Island are both sea level - I'll check out the Target thermo in a kettle of boiling water and in ice and see what eventuates. Seeing as I've been using the original thermo for 4 years exactly, it will be interesting to see if there's a marked change in my house beers - might be back to the drawing board with some of them. <_<
It's a little too far to travel to insert my probe into Bum but if he pm's me his address I'll post it to him to insert for me. B)
i have a omron PID in a little box that i can just use for temps using a k type probe, it's a lot faster than the couple of ebay $4 temp probes i have. Anyone got an accurate, instantaneous thermometer suitable for HB'ing?