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Old 03-24-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
Oct 2006
Madison, Wisconsin.
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I recently forgot to take a reading before secondarying my Oatmeal Stout.

There was a small amount left in trub that I siphoned off.

I measured and its reading 1.030. Some of the trub has settled. Would that offset the reading?
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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As long as the hydrometer is floating clear and the ale is de-gassed, it will give a good reading.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:52 PM   #3
Jan 2007
San Diego, CA
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I usually (usually he says, twice really) get my hydrometer sample from filtering the trub. Just run it through a coffee filter. takes a while but you have time when you are bottling. Then I drink it

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