Originally Posted by baker0408
I am not sure what the reading was, because I was to flustered by the fact it didn't float. It was some ridiculous reading maybe 1.09ish.
If it bottomed out at 1.090, you definitely didn't have enough beer in the tube.
1) Put the hydrometer in the empty tube
2) Mark the tube at the level of the 1.000 reading
3) Use that mark as the fill guide (some may spill, no big deal)
Alternately, depending on how you take your samples, put the hydro in the tube and then add the beer until the hydro floats.