salt water refractometer

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gmcbroom

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Hello All,
A have a bottle of Apple wine thats been in the Glass Carboy for over a year. I lost the old reading I had using a hydrometer. So I was wondering if there is a way I can use my salt water refractometer to test for the alcohol content?

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Malkore

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Yes, if your refractometer has the right scale. ideally you want it in Brix, but there's ways to convert to brix if its not.

also, you have to do a bunch of math, because the alcohol is going to give you a screwy reading.

and i'm not 100% on this last bit, but I believe you need the original gravity in Brix also but you can convert that from an OG gravity reading.
 
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