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Offline radamson

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Gravity after kegging
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:41:40 AM »
Hi - it seems I forgot to take the final gravity of my last beer before kegging and force carbonating. Is there a reason I can't simply take a gravity reading from a sample poured from the tap, adjusted for the cold temperature, of course?  Will dissolved CO2 affect the specific gravity at this point?
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Rick

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Re: Gravity after kegging
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 09:08:59 AM »
Dissolved CO2 should have minimal impact BUT. . .

CO2 bubbles in solution however could have a large impact on the gravity reading.  Make sure that you de-gass the sample and you should be fine.

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Re: Gravity after kegging
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 11:34:43 AM »
Dissolved CO2 should have minimal impact BUT. . .

CO2 bubbles in solution however could have a large impact on the gravity reading.  Make sure that you de-gass the sample and you should be fine.

Fred

+1

Just agitate the beer for a minute or two and take your reading adjusting for temp.
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Re: Gravity after kegging
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 08:42:19 AM »
+1

Just agitate the beer for a minute or two and take your reading adjusting for temp.

I just pictured someone yelling at their sample "Drill Sergeant" style!  :D
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