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Lab Grade Hydrometer .980-1.020

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A precision alcohol hydrometer for measuring final gravity. This is great for the detail-oriented homebrewer - you can know exactly where your ferments finish and calculate attenuation levels precisely. Goes all the way down to .980 for dry wines and meads. .001 resolution.

We also recommend our Mad Brewer Upgrade Kit or Brewery Essentials Gravity Testing Kit.
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Lab Grade Hydrometer .980-1.020

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A precision alcohol hydrometer for measuring final gravity. This is great for the detail-oriented homebrewer - you can know exactly where your ferments finish and calculate attenuation levels precisely. Goes all the way down to .980 for dry wines and meads. .001 resolution.

We also recommend our Mad Brewer Upgrade Kit or Brewery Essentials Gravity Testing Kit. 
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Finishing Hydrometer
Excellent instrurment for the fine measurement of the final gravity of beer. No more guessing.
February 6, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
This definitely makes checking FG easier
It works. I checked the calibration with distilled water at 60 degrees and it is half a point off. No big deal. (My other hydrometer is 5 pts off!)
January 24, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
lab grade hydrometer
Great for taking FG readings - expanded scale is much easier to read. Fragile? Maybe, but then again, isn't all lab glassware? Just treat it with a little respect, and accidents notwithstanding, it'll make your life (or at least your readings) much easier.
While this came with a larger order, I was holding my breath as to whether it'd survive the trip. (Had ordered hydrometers before from other outfits and all I got was a tube full of glass shards.) Obviously the folks at NB care and understand, using more than enough bubble wrap that it survived the trip in great shape.
August 30, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Great piece of kit for the final stages of fermentation
Takes the guesswork out of finding an accurate specific gravity towards the end of fermentation. Good quality. Well packed. Arrived in perfect condition.
June 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Precise yes, accurate not so much. Easy to read, but reads almost two points too low. Will have to remember to always add one and three quarters points.
April 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
AMAZING
So much easier than reading the standard hydrometer. This is probably one of the most recommended products I could tell you to buy, EVER.
August 25, 2016
Finishing hydrometer
Easier to get precise readings, compared to the standard triple scale hydrometer... That's why I bought it.
July 27, 2016
Problem in shipping, NO PROBLEM!
There was a problem in sipping, the Folks at Northern made it right, ASAP. I love this place!!!
June 27, 2016
Lab Grade Hydrometer .980-1.020
This worked as expected. Well made and functional.
June 24, 2016
This is the answer to a question I didn't ask...
I have been brewing for 35 years, and I just got back into it. A lot of my gear was old, so I bought some new stuff. I bought a new hydrometer, when I replaced my old - yellowed test cylinder. I was making a yeast starter, and I set my flask on the neck of my new hydrometer. OOPS! I dug around in the garage - found my old three scale hydro, and got the brewday completed. I already knew the OG and the starter gravity, so I bought the precision one that was in the final gravity range as a test. OMG, I can't believe the difference. There is no screwing around with flashlights, and wondering if the meniscus is right. The graduations are clear as a bell. As you get older, certain things are appreciated - stuff that is easy to see is one. I already have the test tube holder to hold my slants -- I'm going to bye all of the lab grade hydrometers. This is a MUST-HAVE...
June 11, 2016
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Is this hydrometer calibrated for 60F? I just received mine and am measuring distilled water at 68F and getting a .9985 reading.
Matthew M on Feb 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used it with 5-6 batches now and also with water and other hydrometers. It is calibrated at 60F, I am a Celsius kind of person. Beersmith helps me sort this out, and it is much better to read than any previusly tryed/tested.
What kind of storage / shipping container does this come in, since it is very fragile? Does it come in a plastic tube which can potentially be used for both storage and measuring, as some hydrometers do? Also, what is the widest diameter of hydrometer (I have read that some instruments like this are too wide for some test cylinders)?
Andrew M on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It comes in a plastic box that slides apart in 2 pcs. I store the hydrometer in it but you could not use it for testing. It doesn't have any padding on the sides though so you still need to be careful even when it is in the box. The size is a little larger than a standard range one - maybe 1" diameter? It still fits my plastic test cylinder easily and also fits down a standard airlock stopper hole.
Is this short enough to fit in a 1 gallon fermentor?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you are using an industry standard one-gallon plastic pail, no. If you are using a one-gallon glass wine jug, and your wine/beer is up high into the neck of the jug, it will be close, especially when the SG gets down to 1.000 or lower. Using the hydrometer directly in the jug is risky, and it might crack as you try to remove it. I highly recommend using a hydrometer jar so you don't lose the entire batch if the hydrometer breaks. If you are trying to reduce the amount of wine/beer lost to testing, get an inexpensive double/triple scale refractometer, and you will only lose two drops per test..

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