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cpbergie 03-22-2007 07:55 PM

Broken Hydrometer
 
I broke my hydrometer last time i Brewed and didnt replace it in time to bottle. I can take a reading from one of the bottles when i get a replacement right? Carbonation wont affect the reading?

Craig5_12 03-22-2007 07:56 PM

I'm not sure whether or not the carbonation will or not, but if it does you can just let the beer go flat and check then.....however, the priming sugar will add a little bit of gravity but probably not enough to notice.

Yooper 03-22-2007 08:29 PM

I guess you could, but there really isn't any reason to check the f.g. after bottling. The only reason I check it when fermentation is over is to ensure that fermentation is truly done before I bottle. You don't want to bottle before fermentation is complete, but if it's already bottled (and it appeared to be done), then no worries!

cpbergie 03-22-2007 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper Chick
I guess you could, but there really isn't any reason to check the f.g. after bottling. The only reason I check it when fermentation is over is to ensure that fermentation is truly done before I bottle. You don't want to bottle before fermentation is complete, but if it's already bottled (and it appeared to be done), then no worries!

It did appear to be done, but i took the time to get an OG, so i just was curious at this point.

david_42 03-22-2007 09:32 PM

Just de-carbonate enough for a reading. I like to know the attenuation.

BierMuncher 03-22-2007 09:33 PM

Yeah. If you don't De-Carb, the bubbles will adhere to the hydrometer and float it, giving and articially low (or is it high) reading.


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