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08-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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I just received my new refractometer and I thought that it would have a gravity reading on one side and a Brix % on the other. it just has Brix % what is a easy way to convert my Brix % to a gravity reading?
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08-08-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Try http://byo.com/feature/1132.html
Alternatively, you could use brewing software such as Promash or Beersmith.

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08-08-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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Rule of 4, if your brix is 10 . Then 10 x4 =40 which would be 1.040

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08-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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You guys rock thankyou

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08-08-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by springer Rule of 4, if your brix is 10 . Then 10 x4 =40 which would be 1.040
+1- This method is usually +/- .001 from the common brewing software assuming you have an Automatic temperature adjusting Refractometer.
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08-08-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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When I went to pick up some kegs from Brewtopia last weekend, he let me check out his refractometer. Those things are rad! Of course it's one of those gadgets that you don't necessarily need, but boy would I like one!

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08-08-2008, 06:18 PM   #7
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The only thing I use mine for is to take wort readings from my mash. It's nice not have to adjust for temp. and only requires a few drops.

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08-08-2008, 06:20 PM   #8
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Probably worth noting that a refractometer is useful for measuring OG. It will not correctly measure FG. I think there is a chart or tool out there somewhere to help convert the FG reading to what it actually should be.

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08-08-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by foppa78 Probably worth noting that a refractometer is useful for measuring OG. It will not correctly measure FG. I think there is a chart or tool out there somewhere to help convert the FG reading to what it actually should be.
Yeah, that's why I only use it for pre-fermentation reading.
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08-08-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by foppa78 Probably worth noting that a refractometer is useful for measuring OG. It will not correctly measure FG. I think there is a chart or tool out there somewhere to help convert the FG reading to what it actually should be.
From what I've heard, the conversion tools are pretty crappy/inaccurate. You still want to use a hydrometer once fermentation has begun.

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