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Old 01-03-2016, 07:17 PM   #11
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Assuming, of course, your hydrometer is calibrated at 20°c. Some aren't, but the instructions should say what water temperature to use.
If this is the case I'll amend the OP. The whole point of me doing this in the first place was that we didn't seem to have a concise simple method for a 'How To'.
Hopefully I've not bitten off more than I can chew
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https://byo.com/mead/item/411-calibr...ter-techniques

It is a very good how to. Some hydrometers are different, is all!
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If this is the case I'll amend the OP. The whole point of me doing this in the first place was that we didn't seem to have a concise simple method for a 'How To'.
Hopefully I've not bitten off more than I can chew
PS Edit done .
I think for 99.9% of hydrometers your guide is spot on, i have never seen an instruction or post suggesting you read it as CelticNate's does.


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Well I'd hate you to think I'm incorrect Attachment 4790
Was this a wilkinsons one? Mine said the same.
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It would appear there are both types so check your instructions as it says below.

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Was this a wilkinsons one? Mine said the same.
OK. Anyone going to put Wilko's hydrometer instructions to the test, by doing a reality check against water at whatever temperature their hydrometer is calibrated against??
My one finger typing skills are poised to amend the OP as required .
In the meantime I think another glass of my beer is required
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Far too wet and windy to go out to the shed atm, but I will test it and attempt a photo of water at 20c next time I have it out .
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OK. Anyone going to put Wilko's hydrometer instructions to the test, by doing a reality check against water at whatever temperature their hydrometer is calibrated against??
My one finger typing skills are poised to amend the OP as required .
In the meantime I think another glass of my beer is required
One of mine is a Wilkies one, I'll go and check now for you.
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This is a **** picture but it's definitely reading 1.000 at the minicus with the water at 20 degrees. Assuming my thermometer isn't weird too...

It's a hydrometer from love brewing, so no, not a wilco one... uploadfromtaptalk1456867590063.jpg
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My Wilkinson one, which is a Muntons brand one, says on the instructions to read above the meniscus. I trialled in it 20 degree water and it read 1.004..! My other one is from The Range, I chucked the instructions I error, but at the lower meniscus in 20 degree water it reads bang on 1.000... I know which one I'll be using from now on.
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