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    how much salt?

    how much salt do I use? I have a few 5 gal bucket of big Al's container always having problems knowing how much salt to add I am current using IO, I always find it that I have to add more salt or add more water to get it to 1.025. Thanks!

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    practise makes perfect, well practise and testing :b2:


    you just have to test the SW but wait to make sure it's up to temperature and well mixed first. also hydrometers are horribly inaccurate, make sure to use a calibrated refractometer for best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    practise makes perfect, well practise and testing :b2:


    you just have to test the SW but wait to make sure it's up to temperature and well mixed first. also hydrometers are horribly inaccurate, make sure to use a calibrated refractometer for best results.

    HTH
    i agree a4twenty. the more you mix the better you get. i mix in a 5g bucket with heater and circulation pump. i use 5, 1/2c. measures and know where the waterline should be in the bucket. done it so many times usually bang on.

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    I think it usually works out to about 1/2 a cup per gallon when I mix my water up and that gives me an sg of 1.025, I also use IO.

    Matt

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