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Offline brewinhard

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Re: Bottle harvesting Saison Dupont yeast
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2016, 04:35:30 pm »
I rarely use my refrac anymore, simply because I don't feel that it gives me very accurate readings compared to my calibrated hydrometer. I have trusted it too many times on near-end boil readings that have been way off compared to original gravities taken with hydrometers. YMMV.

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Re: Bottle harvesting Saison Dupont yeast
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2016, 06:38:02 pm »
I rarely use my refrac anymore, simply because I don't feel that it gives me very accurate readings compared to my calibrated hydrometer. I have trusted it too many times on near-end boil readings that have been way off compared to original gravities taken with hydrometers. YMMV.
Same here. I usually have it in a pocket, holding consistent temp, but then rarely use it. Having also read on here that the formulas the cheap ones use can vary a little to more significantly to hydrometers as OG goes up. Just not what I am looking for. If I use it, its usually at the beginning of boil to at least know that my mash was in the ballpark. I have never bothered trying to work the calculations for the presence of alcohol, so no FG measurements with it at all
Frank L.
Fermenting: Nothing (ugh!)
Conditioning: Nothing (UGH!)
In keg: Nothing (Double UGH!)
In the works:  House IPA, Dark Mild, Ballantine Ale clone(still trying to work this one into the schedule)