Taking Gravity Readings August 13 2014, 0 Comments
Remember your hydrometer is calibrated for 60F (and meant to be read from the bottom of the meniscus). Hydrometer readings are useful in calculating ABV % and for checking on the status of your fermentation.
Refractometers are also great tools for reading gravity (in Brix). We suggest only using them for gravity readings pre-fermentation because the post-fermentation alcohol content can skew your reading.