hydrometer temp correction

The forum for discussing all kinds of brewing paraphernalia.
User avatar
orlando
It's definitely Lock In Time
Posts: 6515
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:22 pm
Location: North Norfolk: Nearest breweries All Day Brewery, Salle. Panther, Reepham. Yetman's, Holt

Re: hydrometer temp correction

Post by orlando » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:35 pm

sophiawhite wrote: Don't stick the hydrometer into the whole batch. Use a sanitized siphon or Wine Thief (turkey baster) to withdraw a sample of the wort to a Hydrometer Jar (tall, narrow jar) and float the hydrometer in that. There is less chance of infection and you can drink the sample to see how the fermentation is coming along
What's the difference? I buy your second reason and that's what I do it, but not the first, with both you require proper sanitation, I don't see how it reduces it.

Hydrometers are standardized at 15° C (59°F).
Mine says it is standardised to 20c which I was under the impression is now the norm, can you elaborate on this?
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting:
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS)
Drinking: Mild In The Country, Summer Son, White On Blonde, Kernel Bogey (Reprise), Fools Gold
Up Next:
Planning: Summer drinking beer.

Post Reply