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  1. J

    No hydrometer for testing primary fermentation

    About 5 days ago I brewed an IPA and set it aside for primary fermentation. It started bubbling no problem but I noticed that I accidentally overfilled the sanitizer solution in the airlock which made it more difficult for the bubbles to get out, so now on Day 5 it is bubbling every 30-60...
  2. D

    A Year In Review - Lessons Learned

    September 27th marked the 1st anniversary for me and my new found love Homebrewing! I jumped into all grain brewing with both feet after first reading John Palmer's How To Brew. I scoured tons of forums and homebrew community sites in search of the most detailed information and the best setup I...
  3. K

    Keep It Up - Getting Consistent Results by Calibrating Your Brew House

    It is important for any brewer who wishes to get the most consistent results possible to keep his or her brew house calibrated. Knowing your measurements and calculations are accurate will allow you to better predict the way your final product will turn out. So what are some things you should...
  4. Jacob M Brown

    First batch of beer is fermenting. I have hydrometer questions...

    I made my first batch of beer 4 days ago. Thanks to some guidance from my brother who has done this before I only did a few things wrong. I made a Milk Stout. The instructions on my kit say it should have an original gravity of 1.061. When I took my reading it said .09. When I took this...
  5. TheBearMoon

    AHH forgot to take OG Hydrometer reading: Mead

    So originally I totally forgot to do an OG read and knew better than to try it when I forgot, its been going 4 weeks now and I grabbed a reading (even tho I don't know which reading is the one to read HAH) but I know where the level has ended up. is there any online calculator or something I can...
  6. I

    Can I take a hydrometer sample using a glass?

    Hi Quick question: Would I be able to take a sample for my hydrometer by dipping a glass which was cleaned by the dishwasher into the fermenting vessel? I would then pour the glass into the hydrometer vial Thanks!
  7. R

    So I took my sample today, and I would like some advice (first timer here)

    So I took the sample on my first mead today. Ive made some very crude recipes in the past but nothing with hydrometers or racking or any of that. This is my first proper attempt and I have been making a wild berry and treacle mead. It's stopped all air bubbles in the airlock, it's darkened...
  8. K

    Hydrometer Reading Confusion

    We have created a brew of cider. Our initial hydrometer readings goes as follows: 1.056 Gravity 7.5% ABV 13.8 Brix Our problem is we are getting two different readings off the the same internet calculator for ABV. Brix Calculator https://www.brewersfriend.com/brix-converter/ at 7.5% ABV...
  9. V

    Different ABV Values

    Hello Forum: My hydrometer calculation is giving me a different value than online ABV calculators. OG = 1.090 FG = 1.032. ABV Calculators will get me around 7.57%. When I follow the instructions from the hydrometer it has me convert the OG and FG values into potential ABV first and then...
  10. Ron C

    We created a ridiculous spreadsheet for Wort Correction - Feel free to poke holes in it

    Hello all, My brewing friends and I created a spreadsheet originally intended to calculate ABV while accounting for a Wort Correction Factor based on Hydrometer and Refractometer readings. We've been using it successfully for a few brew sessions now, and I figured it might be a good idea to...
  11. N

    Hydrometer readings with whole fruit

    I am thinking about making my first batch of wine. I have a bunch of blueberries frozen that I can thaw out and use. I just got a two gallon fermenting bucket. I was figuring I would find a recipe I liked and fill that bucket. I will probably try to put the thawed blueberries into a paint...
  12. Tidwellc

    Sugars settling in hydrometer sample?

    Hey guys, I've got a few batches under my belt with an eBIAB setup I bought and I've been trying to take a lot more samples throughout the process to find out what my efficiency is. My last batch was a while ago so I don't quite remember exactly the numbers I was getting, but basically: I'm...
  13. S

    All Equipment for sale $500

    selling all equipment asking (reduces) $500, my loss your gain. Changing jobs and don’t have time any more. Equipment Included: Vinyl tubing All stainless custom drip tray Brewers Hydrometer Refractometer Custom recycle header Custom keg rebuild socket x2 PH live meter with 3 probes 2 sets pin...
  14. potseeslc

    Ep4 - The iSpindel - Build your own floating hydrometer

    The iSpindel is an amazing DIY floating hydrometer and right now it is easier than ever to make your own. With a small list of parts, some light soldering, and a little elbow grease you could build your own device that can tell you your gravity in near realtime. Dave talked about the history of...
  15. T

    hydrometer vs refractometer and other issues

    Yesterday I finished my primary fermentation of my blackberry cider. This is my first experience. I measured final gravity with refractometer and hydrometer (see the pictures). Refractometer shows measurement for clear water and for my fermented cider/wine. You see the hydrometer shows dry cider...
  16. bbearbrew

    Hydrometer - Refractometer - Calibration, Reading

    Hi, Could not find a thread that addressed my specific questions (sorry if there is one). Apologize for long-winded post, but want to provide as much info as possible. New to forum and brewing in general. I've brewed 6 batches (extract) at this point and trusted my hydrometer for measuing SG...
  17. micraftbeer

    Plaato Digital Airlock Hands on Review

    So I got a couple Plaato digital airlocks from Plaato a couple months back to do a hands-on trial/review. I did a bit of research on the science behind what they're doing and on a chemistry basis, it's solid. I ran into a number of application constraints for my fermentation equipment. If...
  18. U

    Big discrepancy between hydrometer and refractometer

    It's almost time for me to bottle my annual christmas beer, and I took a gravity reading today for the first time in a few months (it's a spiced quad that I brew over the summer and age). The last time I took a gravity reading I just used the refracto and I was getting a reading in the 1.050...
  19. K

    Tilt Wireless hydrometer and thermometer

    Is anyone using one or more of these? My wife is always on the lookout for Christmas gifts and thought this might be a good addition to my wine making equipment. However everything I’ve read refers to it’s use in beer worts not wine musts. The convenience and detail look pretty impressive but I...
  20. O

    A question/problem about gravity calculation

    Hello everyone, this is my first post. But i was also a follower of homebrewtalk before my sign up. So, i made my first beer on 20th of September. I used biab method, and my recipe was as following: *2.55 kg German Pale Ale *0.5 kg Munich 1 (light) *0.25 kg Melonoidin *0.325 kg Cane sugar *19...
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