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Old 03-22-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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I broke my hydrometer last time i Brewed and didnt replace it in time to bottle. I can take a reading from one of the bottles when i get a replacement right? Carbonation wont affect the reading?

 
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure whether or not the carbonation will or not, but if it does you can just let the beer go flat and check then.....however, the priming sugar will add a little bit of gravity but probably not enough to notice.

 
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #3
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I guess you could, but there really isn't any reason to check the f.g. after bottling. The only reason I check it when fermentation is over is to ensure that fermentation is truly done before I bottle. You don't want to bottle before fermentation is complete, but if it's already bottled (and it appeared to be done), then no worries!
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Yooper Chick
I guess you could, but there really isn't any reason to check the f.g. after bottling. The only reason I check it when fermentation is over is to ensure that fermentation is truly done before I bottle. You don't want to bottle before fermentation is complete, but if it's already bottled (and it appeared to be done), then no worries!
It did appear to be done, but i took the time to get an OG, so i just was curious at this point.

 
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Just de-carbonate enough for a reading. I like to know the attenuation.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
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Yeah. If you don't De-Carb, the bubbles will adhere to the hydrometer and float it, giving and articially low (or is it high) reading.

 
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