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From: Michael J. Gerard <mjgerard@eng.auburn.edu>
Subject: Instruction-less hydrometer...
Date: 1992-04-07 19:33:48 GMT

I have a hydrometer without instructions. I'm trying to find out what the correction factor is for temperature. I was wondering if anyone had some info on this.

I usually take hydrometer readings right before pitching (at approximately 95 degrees F) and right before bottling (at approximately 65 degrees F). I suspect that the correction factor is very low but I'm not sure. Right now I feel that I might be comparing apples to oranges.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike Gerard

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