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I'm at 7200 ft (Laramie, WY) and my Thermopen usually shows about 194-5
degrees at at rolling boil, depending on the high or low that we're in
at the time. It sounds like yours is reading low. I'd think about
195-6 might be the right range for you.
Actually, this calculator shows you might expect a slightly higher
To adjust your thermometer, just turn the nut with a wrench and you'll
see the needle and scale move in relation to each other. Boiling water
is a good check point.
From: Frank Awbrey [mailto:fsawbrey]
Ok, I do have a quick question or two not related to your topic
here. I purchased the inexpensive (read "cheap"--that's me) $5.00
thermometer that Tom sells. I am curious if anyone can tell me how to
check its accuracy and if need be, calibrate it, inexpensively? I ask
this because, it shows a rolling water boiling at about 170-175* (the
head is so small, it is difficult to see the exact temperature. I should
have gotten the big head, but as I said before, I am cheap--guess I need
to get a magnifying glass?). I need to say that I am at 7000 feet, so
really have no idea if this is the right temperature or not.