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  1. Grey Ghost

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    Change the plato preference to brix in your profile general section.
    Thanks Pete
     
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    Why? The two are practically identical and Plato is more commonly used in beer.
     
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    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.
     
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    But they are not the same.How many home brewers use Plato .Can we add Brix?
     
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    I am fairly sure my hydrometer measures Plato / Balling....
     
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    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.
     
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    PS....beer tax here in Germany is calculated based on OG°Plato, so I am even more sure my hydrometer is scaled accordingly. ;)
     
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    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...
     
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    I have 3 hydrometers all only have SG and BRIX.
     
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    Mike just humor this old man and put a ticket in for BRIX:)
     
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    Putting in a ticket for the the request, as priorities permit.
     
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    Thank You MARK:)
     
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