Kristi wrote:I would still suggest you meter the screw on the showerhead. I think you'd be surprised as to the temp during the pull. Cost for some k-type fine wire is 5-10$ and an adequate meter cost me 17 incl shpg from Ontario. Ebay is your friend! See my link in my sig.
Chris Tacy and Abe Carmeli will gloat, but I strongly disagree. Allow me to explain.Kristi wrote:tc and meter the showerhead screen FIRST
My investment in measurement tools is considerable. In retrospect, investing in developing my technique and palate would have been far less costly and ultimately a more practical expenditure. This finally hit home when almost a month went by before I bothered collecting data for the A3 review. When I did finally take measurements, it was with a certain reluctance since it only confirmed what I already knew. That was a very enlightening experience.
I can't quote error limits of my equipment off the top of my head, but I can say that it's darn expensive to measure even close to the tolerances that are routinely bantered about as crucial. To put it another way, if a $30 meter is "telling" one something, I suspect that the equipment or barista's routine are far off the mark and that one can assert there are far more important concerns than noting a readout.
- My new approach to equipment evaluation is easy: Taste the coffee.