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Old 08-23-2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default D'oh! Topped up before taking SG reading

Hi brewers,

I have just done my first racking of this year's elderflower, and strawberry, wines.

Foolishly, I did not take a second SG reading (I took an initial one at the start of the process a month ago).

I topped each demijohn up with roughly 1 pint / 20 oz / 600ml of water. Of course, this means that if I took an SG reading now it would read lower (closer to 0) than if I had taken it without topping up (right?).

I am wondering if there is a piece of maths that I might apply to the next SG reading I take, which will likely be in about a month, at second racking (this time before topping up!).

Any help much appreciated.


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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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That little bit of water isn't going to hurt your reading much, besides, it truly has the water in it, so your reading is accurate.
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