Originally Posted by marnel
Might be poor choice of wording, i just figured since i was posting figures in brix and SG it would be obvious i was talking about 2 different readings one from refractometer and one from hydrometer.
I know what a refractometer measures ;-) I just find it hard to believe that the 2 figures are 20 pts off after correcting refractometer to take into account alcohol, which was the purpose of this thread.
Well, that's the difference between a refractometer and a hydrometer, once alcohol is in the mix.
Remember that refractometers don't account for alcohol, so it "skews" the reading badly.
The easy fix is to use a refractometer pre-fermentation and a hydrometer post- fermentation.