basic hydrometer question

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bjzelectric

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ive only used my hydrometer once and i just sanitized it a put it in my primary. is that common or should i take a sample out and use the hydrometer in a different vessel?
 

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if i'm testing from a bucket, i just drop it in after sanitizing.

if i'm testing from a carboy, i use my thief to pull the sample into a graduated cylinder, test...then drink :)
 

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One of the problems with putting the hydrometer in your primary is when it break (they do that a lot) you have ruined an entire batch of beer. Secondly, krausen and dried crude make it impossible to read.

Get a thief or turkey baster, sanitize it, remove sample and take reading in a hydrometer tube.
 

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One of the problems with putting the hydrometer in your primary is when it break (they do that a lot) you have ruined an entire batch of beer. Secondly, krausen and dried crude make it impossible to read.

Get a thief or turkey baster, sanitize it, remove sample and take reading in a hydrometer tube.
 
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