Topic: Specific Gravity

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Understanding & Using Refractometer

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Refractometers are widely used in the wine and beer industry to track the progress of fermentation, but they are less commonly used by homebrewers. However, if used properly a refractometer can be

Understanding Specific Gravity vs. Plato

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The simple hydrometer can tell us the gravity of our wort, and therefore the amount of extract we have recovered from our ingredients, and can even be used to tell us what

Brewing Strong Ales

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If you ask 10 different brewers to define “strong ale,” you will likely get 11 different answers. Brewers around the world have always made bigger, stronger ales for special occasions, for blending

Refractometers

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Take your brewing light years ahead. In our guide to refractometers, we’ll show you how to measure your wort’s gravity based on how it bends light.


Taking original gravity readings

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This question brings up some issues that I have experienced over the years and I have been somewhat surprised by my observations. I usually collect a wort sample from a sample valve

Plotting OG with a Graph

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How to calculate specific gravity with a handy graph.

Getting the Most From Your Hydrometer

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Nine times out of ten, a hydrometer can tell you what's going on with your beer.

Taking Control of Specific Gravity

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Specific gravity affects many aspects of your homebrew, including its alcohol content, sweetness, and mouthfeel. Keep track of a few numbers while brewing to make the best beer possible.

Hit Your Target Gravity

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When your neighborhood pub stops serving your favorite English bitter, what can you do? Make your own, of course. Homebrewers thrive on the challenge of recreating the round malts and bracing hops


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