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Old 10-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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Your readings could also be lower if there is any sort of water or sanitizer in your pipette when drawing a sample. This would cause the sample to be diluted and read lower than it should be.

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Old 10-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #22
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Does your refractometer have both Brix and SG ? I remember reading that the SG scale is not accurate. Try just the Brix and use a spread sheet of some
sort for conversion. I use the spread sheet from moorebeer and it always agrees with my Hydrometer when I check it.

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