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Old 03-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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I just read that a refractometer wont read Sg only brix. I could have sworn I have seen them with SG incraments in the aquarium hobby. Anyone know for sure or where is a good deal on one that does read in SG?

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Old 03-22-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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Bobby_M has one that shows both scales at a solid rate... I'll be getting mine from him as soon as I'm working again... It's the next piece of brewing hardware I'll be picking up... That is, if I can't convince a family member to get it for me before then.

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Bobby_M from this site has a pretty good buy that reads both brix and SG...

http://www.brewhardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:re fractometer-brixgravity&catid=46:refractometer&Itemid=72

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northernbrewer.com brewmasterswarehouse.com and a lot more of them, but i use the more beer conversion chart with my refractometer and it will adjust for alcohol content

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Just know that the SG reading will not be accurate once fermentation has begun. For beer that is or has been fermented, corrections will be needed.

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ebay has them too.

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thanks guys. Yeah it sstinks there isnt such an easy solution for all parts of the brewing proccess. But At least this gives you a definitive reading to do calculations, I hate messing with the bubbles and the loss of beer with my hydro.

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Just bought one from Bobby. Dont tell th ewife. I was supposed to finally be "done" with my latest brew splurge

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Just bought one from Bobby. Dont tell th ewife. I was supposed to finally be "done" with my latest brew splurge
At this point, if my wife believes me when I say I am done spending money on brewing, then it's her fault if she gets upset.
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fast accurate readings (at the start of the process) and the ability to check the mash is a big part of why I'll be getting one. Not needing to pull large samples to spin a hydrometer in is another one. Not needing to worry about breaking the hydrometer anymore makes it worth a lot (almost said it's weight in gold)...

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