Hydrometer

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  1. Aug 24, 2019 #1

    Luvabeer

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    hi all
    Is it possible to leave the hydrometer in the specimen holder to long ? Reason being sg on Wednesday 1062 today 1052. All well an good I thought so off I went to do something else. Returned about 40 mins later an the hydrometer read 1040 unless I misread it in the first place!
    Much appreciate any feedback
     
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    For it to be accurate, it must stay clean. Did you spin it to get rid of bubbles?
     
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    Yes Kelper I always spin off the bubbles. Now am thinking I misread if there’s no explanation of it changing cheers for your input anyway
     
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    Unless the paper scale is loose inside the glass?
     
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    No the paper isn’t loose i’ll Take another reading tomorrow
    Thanks
     
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    And, I'm sure you know already, test it in water at the appropriate temp.
     
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    Test it in water to see it is reading correct
    Sorry just read the thread before and repeated it
     
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    Am not sure what the correct temperature is but I’ve got 2 hydrometer’s and after reading kelpers advice about the paper scale being loose I tried both an there the same. So my conclusion is I misread the other morning! Mind you I did have a decent tipple the night before
    Cheers
     
  9. Aug 26, 2019 #9

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    It should state on the hydrometer somewhere what the reference temperature is, it's usually 20 or 21 deg c.
     

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