National Homebrew Day Giveaway - Enter Now - Weekend Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > broken hydrometer?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
strat_thru_marshall
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,679
Liked 29 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default broken hydrometer?

I think I may have a faulty hydrometer.

My last three brews have all measured the same gravity pre-boil and post boil. I have taken temperature into consideration and adjusted to get a "true" reading each time. Either my hydrometer is bunk, or the laws of physics don't apply in my garage. Theres no way I'm boiling off 1.5 to 2 gallons of water and not seeing an increase in SG!!

Anyone else ever encounter this?
strat_thru_marshall is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 45,613
Liked 6691 Times on 5711 Posts
Likes Given: 1030

Default

have you tried chilling your samples down to ~60*F rather than just using conversion tables?

From what I've read, the conversion tables above 120*F are pretty inaccurate.
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
randyisrad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 98
Default

try taking a reading of pure water....should be at 1.000
__________________
Poorhouse Brewing

Kegged:
Last Red Cent NW Red
Remember When Crap was a Bad Word Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Chocolate Stout
Holly Gratz Pilsner
Rye IPA
Spring Training IPA
Fermenting:
Breakfast in a Bottle
Conditioning:
Gargoyle Smoked Ale
Bottled:
Hair of the Dog Adam Clone
Cheerilie Wee Heavy
Thanks Dave Stout
Last Chance Porter

Next Beers:
1. IIPA (Brawley's 4rd)
2. Dice Ale
randyisrad is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
strat_thru_marshall
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,679
Liked 29 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by randyisrad View Post
try taking a reading of pure water....should be at 1.000
Yep reads 1.000 in normal water... I'm going to pick up a new one and give it a try next time and compare results.
strat_thru_marshall is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2010, 12:23 AM   #5
cockybitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 299
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
have you tried chilling your samples down to ~60*F rather than just using conversion tables?

From what I've read, the conversion tables above 120*F are pretty inaccurate.
this X 2.....
cockybitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
broken hydrometer :( aa_atw Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 03-04-2010 08:41 PM
Is my hydrometer broken? Psymon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-13-2009 04:10 PM
Another broken Hydrometer histo320 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 22 04-19-2009 12:06 AM
Broken hydrometer.. BlackNotch Equipment/Sanitation 12 10-21-2008 10:09 PM
Broken hydrometer DrewsBrews General Beer Discussion 28 09-30-2005 04:10 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS