Used to measure specific gravity, potential alcohol and brix.
When making beer you must measure the density of the liquid to know when the fermenting is complete. The more sugar consumed by the yeast, the more alcohol is in the liquid. To test for this you use a hydrometer. This 3-scale hydrometer can measure specific gravity, potential alcohol & balling / brix. The storage Tube can be used as a test jar. Specific gravity scale ranges from 0.80-1.150; potential ABV scale 0-16%; sugar per liter scale 0-34.
Althought you can use the packing tube as a test jar, we recommend buying a Test Jar. Always sanitize before using.
Approximate Temperature Correction Table
This table is for alcohol Hydrometers' (Hydrometer Calibration at 15-6 deg. C (60 deg F).
|Proof Reading||51° — 59°||61° — 59°||70° — 80°||81° — 90°|
Clean and sanitize all of the equipment that will touch the fermenting liquid, including the triple scale hydrometer. Allow all of your equipment to dry.
*This step is only necessary if you are taking a reading inside the fermenter or will be puting the wort back in the fermenter.
Check your specific beer-making instructions to find out exactly what scale to use and what readings to look for.