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Old 04-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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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?



 
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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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.



 
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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try taking a reading of pure water....should be at 1.000
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
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Quote:
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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.

 
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:23 AM   #5
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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.
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