Good catch yooper, yeah i meant 0.996. And yeah, i'm not sure where i got a corrected value of 0.996 the first time, you're right, it was 0.997.
Here's a pic of the instructions that show the reading should be taken from the top of the meniscus:
Also, i just re-read my hydrometer. Got 0.998 @ 62F so a bit closer to 1.
Is there any way to have beersmith automatically add 2 points to all my readings since my hydrometer reads 2 points low, or is that just something I'll have to do manually? I have version 1.4 btw