So, somehow, both my hydrometers are broken. Kegged a couple different batches yesterday, thought I'd pull out the refractometer.
Calibrated it with distilled water, read 0 brix. Put a few drops of my new beer in there. 8.5 Plato? Really, that's roughly 1.034 FG, after five weeks in the primary.
I have noticed a few threads on HBT that other people have had the same problem. I've had the refractometer for a couple years, so returning it is out of the question. Is it useless? Should I toss it?
I borrowed a friends hydrometer and sampled the same beer, it finished at 1.010. Right where I expected it.
This is the refractometer I have: http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/Economy-Refractometer.html