refractometer ABV

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  1. Vallka

    Vallka Well-Known Member

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    So I want to learn to use my refractometer for FG not just during brew day. OG 1.050 (12.5brix) FG 1.012 (FG 3brix) =4.99%
    All good.
    BF refrac calculator tells me it’s 8%
    1.050
    3 brix
    1.0 correction factor
    8%

    what am I doing wrong?
     
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    The FG in Brix should be what you saw in the instrument, not what you read from the hydrometer.
     
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    This might help with dialing in your correction factor.
     
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    The calculator on this site works just fine, it's just annoying that it won't take measured gravity in specific gravity.
     

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