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Hydrometer Reading
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:13:39 PM »
Just to confirm I'm reading these correctly...would you concur that this is 1.012?




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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 08:23:44 PM »
Looks like 1.014 to me, you read the bottom of the meniscus which in technical terms is the level of the liquid at its lowest point on the hydrometer
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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 08:25:20 PM »
Yep, 1.013-1.014.
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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 08:49:24 PM »
+1
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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 09:16:46 PM »
Ok thanks.

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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 02:08:33 AM »
~1.012 if your hydrometer is calibrated to the top of the meniscus; ~1.014 if to the bottom. Both exist.
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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 02:28:14 AM »
Determine which yours is with distilled water. 

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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 03:52:52 AM »

Determine which yours is with distilled water.
I did this already but didn't pay attention to where it was calibrated to.

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Re: Hydrometer Reading
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 04:23:22 AM »
Tap water is fine for all practical purposes. By law (in the US), it's too close to distilled to measure a difference.
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