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Old 03-23-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Found this on the wiki:

The following corrections are for a Hydrometer rated at 15C / 60F

10C (50F) -0.005
15C (60F) -None
21C (70F) +0.001
But what if the temp. was 68dF? Adjust +0.001 because it's closer to 70dF? I took a reading of 1.047.

Also, does it matter that I got a bunch of "crumbs" (bits of the steeping grain that were small enough to escape the mesh bag) in the cylinder? They settled to the bottom before I took the reading. They got into the cylinder because I took the sample from the spigot on the fermenter. Guess they were still swirling around in there. Will that make my reading bogus?

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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Yeah, that is close enough. Don't worry about the protein break, I usually just let it settle out.
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