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Old 09-22-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have a noob question for you.

I was taking a hydrometer reading after 1 week in the secondary, and my hydrometer fell all the way to the bottom of my cylinder. Does this mean that I have 0 sugars left? Any advice?
For background, it is my first ever brew, an all zythos IPA, 90 min boil, smack pack, 1 week in primary, 1 week (so far) in secondary.

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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If it fell all the way to the bottom then either you didn't put enough beer in your cylinder or something is seriously wrong with your hydrometer. I would try it again with more beer in the cylinder so it doesn't touch the bottom. When you test it in plain water does it read about 1.000?

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Perfect! Thanks! I filled it a bit more and it read 1.018. I'll leave it another week in the secondary. I took a water reading and it read 1.0 or damn near. Thanks a lot.

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