Originally Posted by bradsul
If the temperature is anything other than what the hydrometer was calibrated for (usually 60F) you need to make the adjustment. 120F is pretty high though, I would stick it in the fridge for a couple minutes to bring the temp down.
Ok yea, I mean I usually take this reading as I start the boil, just after I collect the last of my wort, thats why its so hot. So I guess from now on i'll let it cool for a little first in the fridge.
Would you say it is good practice to always take the temp of my hydro samples for temp adjustment?