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Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Grey Ghost, Nov 16, 2020.
Change the plato preference to brix in your profile general section.
Why? The two are practically identical and Plato is more commonly used in beer.
The difference between brix and plato is less than 4%, and plato is much more commonly used in the brewing community and industry. We can open a ticket to add brix as an extra option, especially as we move forward with more support for wine/cider/mead. However we will not be replacing plato with brix.
But they are not the same.How many home brewers use Plato .Can we add Brix?
I am fairly sure my hydrometer measures Plato / Balling....
They are identical at our ranges to one part in a thousand. That's close enough for my little brewery. Both measure the percentage of sucrose in a solution by weight. The difference between Plato and Balling are the reference temperature of the solutions (20 degrees C for Plato, 17.5 degrees C for Balling. A sucrose solution with an apparent specific gravity (20°/20 °C) of 1.040 would be 9.99325 °Bx or 9.99359 °P. In other words, to 1 thousandth of a degree, they are identical. In my little brewery, that makes no difference at all.
PS....beer tax here in Germany is calculated based on OG°Plato, so I am even more sure my hydrometer is scaled accordingly.
When I lived on the Mosel, people were always talking about Oechsle... I still have no idea of what scale that is, or if I spelled it correctly...
Google to the rescue! (never heard of it myself...): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oechsle_scale
I have 3 hydrometers all only have SG and BRIX.
Mike just humor this old man and put a ticket in for BRIX
Putting in a ticket for the the request, as priorities permit.
Thank You MARK