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Measuring with Hydrometers

Gravity readings with a hydrometer are the key to controlling the fermentation of your beer. Note the temperature of the fluid that you are measuring, and make sure that there are no bubbles. Also very important is to mind your meniscus! Make the measurement even with the fluid level and pick off the bottom of the fluid's curve.

Measuring with Hydrometers