Originally Posted by arcto
With water it comes in at 0.800.....is that right?
cvstrat: u scared the beejaysus outa me, dont do that agin
Hydrometers don't even go below .990. So, maybe your hydrometer is .998?
This is a simplified view, it doesn't show the "lines" that mark each reading. But this is a good example in how they look. You can see at the top that the lowest it can ever read is .990.
This is a picture from the gallery (thanks, Conroe!) showing a typical reading of the original gravity. You can see where 1.000 is.