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I brewed BM Blue Balls except I used Wyeast 3942. Its been in primary 1.5 weeks but has been sitting at 1.014 on the hydro and 5 brix refracto which acording to my converter works out to 1.006, which is where it should finish. Im not sure which one to trust. My refracto reads 1.000 using water, and my hydro reads 1.002 at 70deg. OG going into bucket was was 1.043 both hydro and refracto.
 

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It's probably done, but let it sit on the yeast another week. It will only taste better if you do. :)
 

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I brewed BM Blue Balls except I used Wyeast 3942. Its been in primary 1.5 weeks but has been sitting at 1.014 on the hydro and 5 brix refracto which acording to my converter works out to 1.006, which is where it should finish. Im not sure which one to trust. My refracto reads 1.000 using water, and my hydro reads 1.002 at 70deg. OG going into bucket was was 1.043 both hydro and refracto.

After alcohol is in the mix, trust the hydrometer and NOT the refractometer!
 
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Yeah Ive read that once fermentation starts you have to use a conversion for the refrac. I use brewzor app and thats where I got the 1.006 conversion. Im worried the fermentation may be stuck because either way hydro or refrac, it hasnt moved in a few days.
 
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