From the HBD Archive
From: m14051@mwvm.mitre.org (John DeCarlo)
Subject: Low Specific Gravity Readings
Date: 1989-10-26 14:17:35 GMT

To John S. Watson:

On the specific gravity readings you are getting. Miller recommends
calibrating your hydrometer when you get it (and at regular intervals
thereafter I wonder?).

Just put the hydrometer in plain water at 60 degrees F and see what
the reading is (it should be eactly 1.000). Miller says that you
should just add/subtract the difference you see here from all your
other 60 degree readings to get the real SG.

It may be that hydrometers are like ovens, often off by some value
that you have to compensate for when measuring.

John "Trying to learn while still relaxing" DeCarlo

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