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Old 10-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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I typically don't bother with a fg reading before racking, though sometimes while tasting a beer i get curious. Can i just throw a hydrometer in my mug?

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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You have to degas it by pouring it between some glasses a couple of times, or just leave it out. I think that the carbonation would suspend the hydrometer and affect the reading.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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Don't forget to adjust for temperature... unless you drink your beer around 60F.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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You have to degas it by pouring it between some glasses a couple of times, or just leave it out. I think that the carbonation would suspend the hydrometer and affect the reading.
Even beer poured right out of the fermenter will have a small amount of Residual Co2 present in the beer. The temperature in which you take your readings is important since colder beer will retain more Co2 than warmer beer.

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