I've got a beer in the fermenter that BS says it should be complete around 1.017. The estimated original was 1.072, but I hit 1.062 (the style is within 10 points I believe for a Porter). So, in my notes, I wrote I had 1.062. I don't remember that day very well
Okay, I did a reading with a hydrometer last Thursday and it read 1.022. I had zero krausen, so I figured it would be done but left it. I measured on Friday night with a refractometer that gave me 10 brix. I measured this morning, and it's still sitting at 10 brix. The problem that I have is the converters online show that 10 brix is 1.040 which means I only went down 18 points. If I do another hydrometer reading today, should I call it done if I still get a 1.022 reading? Or should I try to warm the fermenter up or even repitch?
And does anyone know why I would have a discrepancy that large between the hydrometer and refractometer? I understand that the refractometers are better pre-fermentation, but I could've sworn the calculators were pretty accurate...