Originally Posted by TheKeg81
@muthafuggle - I do have a hydrometer, that's how I got my actual "FG" readings listed in the OP. What do you recommend for a good container for readings? One of the graduated cylinders I see at the local homebrew stores? I used the cylinder that the hydrometer came in to get my readings. I tested it with water and it seemed to read pretty true (right around 1.000). There was some concern that it might be touching the sides of the cylinder, but I dropped and spun in several times and all readings were the same.
the tube the hydrometer came with works okay, but it's easier to get an accurate reading with a hydrometer jar that can stand up on the counter by itself. It is mostly a convenience, but it's an inexpensive and convenient thing to add to your beer flotsam.
Having one is good, learning how and when to use it takes some of the guesswork out of brewing.
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