I don't think that's the case, 'topia. I've never heard that before, and I just tested it myself with a fully carbonated beer. The hydrometer reading was 1.010, just as you'd expect for an FG with a light bodied beer like I poured.Brewtopia said:You have to de-gas the beer. I would imagine that what C02 is in solution is causing the hydrometer to sit higher in the liquid.
Assuming the FG of your beer was 1.012, and you have a hydrometer calibrated to 60° F, the reading at a "fridge temp" of 40° F would be 1.013. I'd say temperature correction is not your problem.cdnjan said:I did take the reading at fridge temp <<< so no I did not correct it.
Actually co2 is a gas which is a lot lighter than the beer. Which would cause it to sit lower in the brew and obviously give you a lower hydro reading.Brewtopia said:You have to de-gas the beer. I would imagine that what C02 is in solution is causing the hydrometer to sit higher in the liquid.
Not at all. Not at all. Not at all.rollinred said:Actually co2 is a gas which is a lot lighter than the beer. Which would cause it to sit lower in the brew and obviously give you a lower hydro reading.
I'm brand new to this and was just curious ... I guess it was a bad thing to do but perhaps it is showing some of us different things that can happen.malkore said:I have a question: why are you taking hydrometer readings after bottling?
You see this thread is very usefull I had no idea what the extra piece of equipment was that came with my kit so it sat unused as I carefully tipped my HEAVY carboy for my samplemalkore said:Well, by 'bottle' I assume you mean 12 oz beer bottles...not the 5 gallon glass carboy...
Regardless, whomever asked about getting samples out of a carboy, the easiest thing is to drop $10 (or less) on a Wine thief. the ghetto method is a big turkey baster.