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Brix Conversion Calculator

This calculator converts Brix to Specific Gravity and Specific Gravity to Brix. Some hydrometers have only one or the other, which is where this calculator comes in. Computes potential alcohol by volume (for use in dry wines). The Plato and Balling scale are very close to the Brix scale and can be used here interchangeably. The higher the number, the more sugar is in solution. Ultimately this translates into a higher alcohol volume in the finished product.

Wine makers typically use Brix. Beer brewers go by Plato in the professional world, and Specific Gravity in the home brewing world.

Be sure to also check out our Hydrometer Temperature Adjustment Calculator, and ABV Calculator.
Brix to Specific Gravity Calculator:

Specific Gravity:
Potential Alcohol By Volume:

Specific Gravity to Brix Calculator:

Potential Alcohol By Volume:

Brix -> SG Equation:
SG = (Brix / (258.6-((Brix / 258.2)*227.1))) + 1
(Source: Brew Your Own Magazine)

SG -> Brix Equation:
Brix = (((182.4601 * SG -775.6821) * SG +1262.7794) * SG -669.5622)

Update: To find the alcohol potential, this calculator uses the alternate ABV equation which you can read about here.

Remember that hydrometer readings need to be temperature corrected. You may want to check our Hydrometer Temperature Adjustment Calculator if you are getting samples at other temperatures.

See Also: Other wine calculators by Brewer's Friend.

Legal Disclaimer: The Brewer's Friend Brix Specific Gravity Calculator is for entertainment purposes and should not be used for professional brewing or wine making. No warranty or guarantee of accuracy is provided on the information provided by this calculator.