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Igloo-Kiln & Pyrometer Question

I was asking if you used a pyrometer with a kiln like this for
granulation or if it was a matter of experience and metal color clues.

Linda - I learned to granulate with one of these little kilns and I’ve
never used a pyrometer with it. It is used to provide a steady base of
heat, and the torch is then used to actually accomplish the granulation
itself. It’s really useful if you are doing larger pieces or trying to
granulate a small box or other hollow form. In this case, you would be
using visual cues to accomplish the granulation and you would not be using
the cover.

Laura Wiesler
Towson, Md.