Quantcast

I broke my hydrometer and I'm glad~!

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

wines just fine

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
121
Reaction score
0
I managed to break my hydrometer yesterday. Today I went in to my local BoP and picked up a new one.

What a difference! the new one is WAY easier to read.

I suggest that if any newbies are having trouble reading their hydrometer, it might not be you, look around for a new one.
 
Last edited:

Wade E

Premium
Joined
Jul 3, 2006
Messages
33,224
Reaction score
272
I use a thermohydrometer. It has a thermometer on the bottom and hydro on top so you can dual purpose all at once.
 

Luc

Dutch Winemaker
Joined
Nov 5, 2006
Messages
1,615
Reaction score
37
Consider a refractometer !!!

You will need only a drop of juice and reading is instant
and when you have the right one it is temperature corrected !!!

I bought one 2 years ago and now wondered why I did
not do so earlier. Worth every cent.

Luc
 

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
57
A thermo-hydro-meterre-fractometer with a multi spectrum bi-lateral-alcohol-reading-thang is what yo need other than that, its just pasin er around wine.!!

Guess if you want to play in Texas, gotta have a fiddle in the band. Or one of those fancy wine measurin thangs! i just mostly look, that tells me!
 

MN-winer

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2009
Messages
294
Reaction score
0
I got one of these wine starter kit Hydrometer's and its nearly impossible to get readings readings like I hear others getting - like 1.015. I don't see how someone can get readings that accurate. I can get within .01 but thats it. Maybe I need a new one, but at my LHBS they all look alike? Any suggestions on what to look for?
 

non-grapenut

Fruit Fears Me
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
400
Reaction score
4
I got one of these wine starter kit Hydrometer's and its nearly impossible to get readings readings like I hear others getting - like 1.015. I don't see how someone can get readings that accurate. I can get within .01 but thats it. Maybe I need a new one, but at my LHBS they all look alike? Any suggestions on what to look for?
Yeah! I feel your pain. It's like--tilting your head to one side, squinting one eye closed, tongue on cheek, hoping you don't have too much of a buzz going due to sampling/measuring sg in multiple batches..those lines are not made for far-sighted people. :p
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
1,146
Reaction score
20
Yeah! I feel your pain. It's like--tilting your head to one side, squinting one eye closed, tongue on cheek, hoping you don't have too much of a buzz going due to sampling/measuring sg in multiple batches..those lines are not made for far-sighted people. :p
lol

i'm farsighted, but i can read mine fine. i just move back 3 feet :h
 

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
57
I used to have a magnifying glass when I first started making wine, once I used it to get a close up of the bubbles and dropped it in. When i went to transfer the wine to the secondary it was no longer in the bottom.

I hope you don't believe any of this.:)

Troy
 

mmadmikes1

smart @$$
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
1,897
Reaction score
88
buy cheater glasses, I did. get old beats the alternative
 

wines just fine

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
121
Reaction score
0
I got one of these wine starter kit Hydrometer's and its nearly impossible to get readings readings like I hear others getting - like 1.015. I don't see how someone can get readings that accurate. I can get within .01 but thats it. Maybe I need a new one, but at my LHBS they all look alike? Any suggestions on what to look for?
The one I broke came with my starter kit too. The one I bought is made in France and it says it's for wine and beer. It is so easy to read that you can get readings like that. :b
 
Last edited:

arcticsid

Arctic Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,203
Reaction score
57
Wine 1.001 turned upside down is stil 1.001. it may be the metrics throwing us off.
 

Latest posts

Top