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Old 05-22-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
Mar 2009
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so i went to actually use the temp conversion because my wort was like 76F when i pitched yeast. i read that the hydrometer measures the density of the wort, taking into account the dissolved solids like sugar. i was just thinking, would one's sg be thrown off if there were significant hops still floating around in the wort?

i use pellets and while boiling i toss them in to swim around wherever they want, no cheese cloths or whatever. i do pour through a filter into primary, but some hop bits still get through as the first rack to secondary reveals a good amount of hops in the bottom.

would these undissolved solids affect the hydro reading?

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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SG measures what is dissolved in your solution. Spin your sample tube a few times to loosen the bubbles and and floating gunk... but no, hops shouldn't affect things.
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.

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