Hey all. So I screwed up a mash because I didn’t get the grain milled enough. My OG was 1.032. So I threw a Hail Mary and added some sugar solution to the primary. 1.25 pounds dissolved in about a quart of water. I didn’t take a revised OG reading because I did it about 24 hours in when fermentation was already rolling.
No doubt I broke some rules and maybe that’s for another discussion.... My question is whether I can use a refractometer to get a decent abv measurement. I was considering buying a cheap one. I did tweak my beer smith profile to match my actual OG and it said the sugar would add 1.5% on a 5 gallon batch. That seems too good to be true.
Rambling aside, I’d like to insight on using a refractometer to measure ending abv. Or I could sit down and see how many pints it takes to do the trick!!