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I have given up on both hydrometers and refractometers. I use a density bottle and (very accurate) scales. When using a 100ml Density Bottle and taring the weight of the bottle I can read the density straight from the scales, all I have to do is move the decimal point. A volumetric bottle in not as accurate as a density bottle but could be used if nothing ...


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I would always discard the sample and I would advise you that you should discard the sample. You have taken it out of the sanitized low oxygen, low pH environment, put things in it, breathed on it. It is not worth the risk for a pint/half litre of beer. Just bin it. you may take 3/4 readings loosing 2 pints at most over a brew. Why risk the rest of the batch....


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