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    Help Please: How to get right temperature with bog standard kettle?

    Hey everyone, I have already spent some good money on grinders, beans, scales and I brew using Chemex. I just wondered how I can get the right temperature to pour over with a bog standard kettle? Currently I have been waiting 2-3 as soon as it boils but no idea if this is what I should be doing. I live in the UK fyi.

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    Invest in a thermometer. You can use a simple food thermometer that can read temps up to 100C, or use a 'contactless' IR thermometer. I have found that I get accurate readings using my inexpensive IR thermometer. Just make sure you are aiming the IR beam into the water, and not on the side of the pot.
    I use a French press, with recommended water temp of 90.5 - 96.1 C. I simply boil the water, turn off the heat, then wait 30 seconds before pouring.
    I'm in the U.S. and have never heard the term 'bog standard', but from Google I learn that it is just an ordinary kettle.
    If you really want better temp control, invest in a good electric kettle with temperature control and readout. They're not really so expensive on Amazon; Maybe around $50 USD, which converts to about 38. I have been considering purchasing one myself, but I need to find my favorite coffee bean first.

    Ultrarunner

 

 

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