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Old 03-27-2009, 06:49 PM   #31
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Drop it in the cylinder and get as close of a reading as you can. 1.054 when it is really 1.056 isn't going to cause the world to implode.

Believe me, I strive for perfection as a member of the OCD club. I'm just not going to let a small rolled up piece of paper and a glass tube rob me of the joys of brewing.



 
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #32
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Since this was the closest thread to address the problem I've been having, but is there anyway to help avoid/prevent the hydrometer from sticking to the sides? I use Fermtech's wine thief and the last couple of batches i have been having this issue.

Thoughts? Ideas as to how to prevent this? (I give it a great spin as i'm placing the hydrometer)


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Old 07-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #33
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I know threads cycle quickly here, just a little TTT during the day..



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Since this was the closest thread to address the problem I've been having, but is there anyway to help avoid/prevent the hydrometer from sticking to the sides? I use Fermtech's wine thief and the last couple of batches i have been having this issue.

Thoughts? Ideas as to how to prevent this? (I give it a great spin as i'm placing the hydrometer)
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #34
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...is there anyway to help avoid/prevent the hydrometer from sticking to the sides?
Use a standing sample tube and only use the thief to transfer wort.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:28 PM   #35
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Since this was the closest thread to address the problem I've been having, but is there anyway to help avoid/prevent the hydrometer from sticking to the sides? I use Fermtech's wine thief and the last couple of batches i have been having this issue.

Thoughts? Ideas as to how to prevent this? (I give it a great spin as i'm placing the hydrometer)
You could invest $2.95 in a hydrometer test jar. They have a larger diameter than the wine thief and therefore less tendency for the hydrometer to stick to the sides. One more thing to wash and uses a couple more ounces to fill but worth it IMHO.



 
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