I have no clue on how to read a hydrometer,I thought i could figure it out but I'm not sure what I'm reading.
On the first reading before fermentation It read 60 (on the beer scale). I just took a reading before transferring it to my secondary and the reading was right in the middle of 1.000 and 0.990. How should I be reading this hydrometer? I'm using an Alla triple scale,which scale should I be using? What kind of hydrometer is recommended for cider and mead.