Refractometer reading drifting up
I took a Refractometer reading from the boil kettle - it reads 10.9 Brix. I put down the refractometer, record the reading and let it sit on my table. 5 Minutes later I pick it up and it reads 11.2 - another 5 minutes and it's now at 11.5 - slowly drifting up.
Does this have to do with the heat of the wort? Should I cool it down before reading or what else is going on?
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2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)