Ooooooh! Ok, these things did (very) briefly cross my mind. I guess I thought the refractometer was a little more magical than it really is. I'm just relieved my pre-bottling readings were the right ones.
Revvy, with over 26,000 posts and all the experience you have, I will take my having done something you have never heard of as a compliment and an original contribution to the HBT archives.
Ace_Club, I'll try that next time...Thanks guys!