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Offline MikeinRH

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Refractometer Readings and Interpretations
« on: June 03, 2012, 05:04:40 PM »
Is it possible to get an accurate ABV reading from a bottle of beer or a kegged beer after carbonation from a refractometer?
I confess to being the worst at collecting gravity readings  after wort has chilled and after fermentation. I think this is to due to my being fearful I might contaminate something after the boil. I don't need an explanation on the value of sanitizing. I'm well aware of ways to ruin a batch of beer. I'd just like to know what the final ABV is so I don't end up getting myself or anyone in trouble.

Offline merfizle

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Re: Refractometer Readings and Interpretations
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 05:06:26 PM »
You need to de-gas it first.
Primary: Lambic base for solera barrel
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Offline MikeinRH

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Re: Refractometer Readings and Interpretations
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 05:07:46 PM »
Nuts. Can this be done by shaking up a sample or leaving it sit out all night?

Offline pcollins

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Re: Refractometer Readings and Interpretations
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 05:35:49 PM »
You could try this: http://itswhatsontap.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/ive-always-lo-12-2/

It worked for me and it's faster than leaving it out all night. ;)

 

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