The moisture in the samples off the drier will not be distributed evenly and also the temperature will not be stable. Allowing the commodity to settle for a few days will even these differences out and thus provide a more consistant reading. To obtain a more accurate reading directly off the drier, spread the sample on a tin tray and allow it to cool to ambient temperature. Although our meters do have in-built temperature compensation if there is a big differential in temperature the compensation system is not as effective, i.e. hot grain out of the drier and a sample cell at ambient temperature.
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