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Old 11-03-2013, 07:44 PM   #11
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UPDATE 24 hours in and I took a new reading: 1.051 with Hydrometer and 1.060 with refractometer. Which do I read? Is this my OG or just coming down to my FG?
Use the hydrometer reading. Refractometers get thrown off when there's alcohol in solution. There are charts for conversion online though.

I'd imagine your OG was a bit higher if fermentation was 24 hours in. There's no way to really tell by how much though.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:11 PM   #12
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So do you think the 1.072 reading post boil was a fluke?

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So do you think the 1.072 reading post boil was a fluke?
Can't say for sure but I wouldn't be surprised.
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I'm guessing your pre boil reading was off. If you started at 1.041 at 2.75 gallons and boiled off to 1.8, you should be at 1.063 post boil. I'm guessing like someone else mentioned, your wort wasn't well mixed for your pre boil sample.

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Old 11-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #15
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Good stuff. Thanks guys. I'll go with the 1.063 and make sure to mix a bit before reading after cooling.

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