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That's plenty hot to do most anything you wish. Is there a problem or are you just testing your forge? 

The term "white hot" is more a euphemism than a real color, iron and steel melt well below "white" heat. The color light radiated by an object is measured or rated scientifically in degrees Kelvin. Shopping for LED light bulbs is where we see the scale. 

An incandescent light bulb, as high yellow as that is runs about 2,700 K warm yellow. a Halogen about 3,000 k bright white. Above 3,500 k is more for industrial or specialty uses, say surgery. 

So when blacksmiths talk about white hot it's really high yellow say in the 2,700 - 2,800 K range. Steel that's actually hotter than 3,500 k would be vapor, maybe even ionized. 

You have plenty of heat in your forge, you be GOLDEN.

Frosty The Lucky.

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