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Post by slothrob » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:42 am

The feature that people seem to rave about for refractometers is how quick and easy getting initial gravity readings are. Very useful for fly sparges to insure that they don't oversparge.

Sorry about this, but... would "duel" appologies involve sabres at dawn? :wink:
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Post by ColoradoBrewer » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:45 am

slothrob wrote:Sorry about this, but... would duel appologies involve sabres at dawn? :wink:
God, I hope not :lol: (And yeah, I get the joke)

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Re: I don't own a refractometer

Post by billvelek » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:33 pm

ColoradoBrewer wrote:
brewmeisterintng wrote:...I do think however this thread has lost the focus of the advancement of knowledge of honing and educating brewing skills. IMHO duel apologies are in order.
I agree! It was never my intent to offend anyone, or attack soyousee. If anyone was offended by my comments, and that includes soyousee, then I apologize.
It's nice to see a gentlemen go out of his way to settle misunderstandings and strive for harmony. I tip my hat to you, Colorado.

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Post by soyousee » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:48 pm

I bought BTP and they have a FG calculator that has all the math in it to be able to get the Hydrometer readings by plugging in the brix that you have. It works great and I checked it by taking Hydrometer readings to verify, I read 1014, BTP said 1013 those fussy lines make me believe in their results. Here is where that visual gymnastics stuff comes as the lines with alcohol in the wort-beer make reading difficult, and you have to summarize, I'm old and hardly see and I got it on the first pass so it's a thumbs up for Refractometer and BTP for all readings.
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Post by slothrob » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:38 am

That's good to know. Having learned this, I'll have to reconsider a refractometer.
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Post by Bob57702 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:10 am

Robert (Robertjm94706),

Where are you finding these refractometers?
The first one has 0-40 brix, 0-25 alcohol. abt $25+shipping
The second one has 0-32 brix (w/o alc.) abt $25+shipping
The third one has 0-80 brix, which would be good for honeys and malts, abt $49+shipping.
In particular the first two.

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