I started my first batch of cider today. Im using a 25 litre plastic fermenter with a tap at the bottom. To take my hydrometer reading I am wondering if i should take the reading from a sample out of the tap or from the top of the fermenter. From my tap sample I got a reading of 1060 but when I put the hydrometer into the top of the fermenter it read 1040. Which reading should I use?
Any advice will be great