Refracotmeter Use

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Refracotmeter Use

Postby bilgerat » Friday Feb 17, 2012 10:47 pm

I am pretty new to AG brewing and seem to be getting reasonable results using beersmiths suggested mash/sparge quantities and volumes etc, my question is what is to be gained by using a refractometer to improve results if any.
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Re: Refracotmeter Use

Postby gregb » Saturday Feb 18, 2012 3:56 am

This link may be of assistance.
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Re: Refracotmeter Use

Postby krt » Monday Jan 13, 2014 10:37 am

Short answer: Yes.

You can make very fast checks of your wort and run-off during the process. There's no having to put cylinders of hot wort in the freezer to bring the temperature down (that's how I used to do it anyway). Three drops of wort quickly come down to room temperature, and you're good to measure. Is it 100% necessary: No.
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