Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Does trub/cold-break affect SG readings?
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8
Default Does trub/cold-break affect SG readings?

I'm guessing because the trub/cold-break is not in solution then it should not affect the SG of the wort. Is that correct?

If so, then does that mean that any proteins left in solution do contribute to the SG? Or are proteins so much lighter than sugars as to not be a factor?

However, if the trub/cold-break does affect SG, then is it significant and how do you deal with it?

(BTW, I am only on my 6th batch of homebrew but I've learnt so much from everyone here on HBT. Thank you to all who take the time and make the effort to post here. Us newbies really appreciate it.)

skunkmeister is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Posts: 380
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I usually let my wort settle for about 2 hours before I take a sample for SG. For exactly the reason of your question. Whether it makes a difference or not I can't say.
"Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one." - Voltaire
Wellshooter is offline
Reply With Quote

cold break, gravity, hydrometer reading, proteins, trub
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suspended cold break/trub??? Schnitzengiggle Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-25-2009 04:34 PM
trub - (hot/cold break in the fermenter) kjones All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 21 01-12-2009 04:33 PM
Not straining Hops and Hot break to primary - affect tastes? pcrawford Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 05-16-2008 06:49 PM
How does Yeast affect Hydro Readings? RLinNH General Techniques 4 11-18-2007 05:51 PM
OG Readings and Break HomerT General Techniques 1 05-04-2007 12:49 AM

Forum Jump