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    Mashing Hydrometer


    A few of the YT channels I follow have been talking about this "new" hydrometer for mash times ....

    CALIBRATED AT 155 Degrees Fahrenheit​【68C】 to use during the Mashing Process
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    Any reason a refractometer can't be used? It takes seconds to cool down a couple of drops of the mash liquid before checking it on the refractometer. Or am I missing something?

    Although, that is pretty cool. My first reaction was I want one, then I thought of my refractometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SykomantiS View Post
    Any reason a refractometer can't be used? It takes seconds to cool down a couple of drops of the mash liquid before checking it on the refractometer. Or am I missing something?

    Although, that is pretty cool. My first reaction was I want one, then I thought of my refractometer.
    No, that's what i also use
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    Thats pretty cool tbh!! and not a bad price, though I know shipping and customs will make it hurt.

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    Yea, lets see the price when LHBS start stocking them
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    Will always use my ATC refractometer. I never bother to check FG.

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    I know I always cool my mash down to measure, but thinking about it. Can't you just compensate for the higher temps with the online calculator whilst using a normal hydrometer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruHaha View Post
    I know I always cool my mash down to measure, but thinking about it. Can't you just compensate for the higher temps with the online calculator whilst using a normal hydrometer?
    Apparently the warm mash loosens the glue on the paper inside the glass tube and it starts to move?

    Not sure how much of a myth this is and how the new one is different then
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    Never taken a reading of my mash and do not plan to.
    I have no clue as to my mash effeciency and don't care about it, only interested in overall effeciency.
    I take a reading just before pitching and once more when I think fermentation as about finished.
    More than happy with my process and doing it this way.
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    The further away from calibration temp, the less accurate the hydrometer is. I wouldn't use it. Use a refractometer if you have to.

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