Hello, I'm a new homebrewer from the northern Atlanta suburbs. First batch of oatmeal stout is 4 days into primary fermentation, gurgling out the scent of bananas.
Question: Have any of you ever had a really badly calibrated hydrometer? The one that came with my kit from Midwest Supplies was exploded on arrival, so they kindly agreed to send a new one. I ran to the LHBS to pick one up anyway so I could get to brewing... impatient. Today the replacement from Midwest came in, and I tried both of them in 60F tap water. The one from LHBS reads a reasonable 1.002, but the one from Midwest is reading 1.016! That seems like an unreasonably high correction factor to me.