I got the typical hydrometer that comes bundled with the start up kits you buy, when you first think about homebrewing. You know the drill, 2 buckets, tube, airlock, hydrometer, floating thermometer.
Airlock broke, tubes crappy (vinyl), thermometer - lame.
But this trusty hydrometer, been using it along with beer thief. I always hated how I wasted the wort that I pull with the thief and put into the tall hydrometer holder. I dont like the idea of pouring it back into the fermenter.
But I recently came across a video on ewtube, and this guy was simply putting the sanitzied hydrometer into the fermented bucket, let it float and take the reading? I’ve now starting doing this. Which also makes we wonder, why don’t we just put the hydrometer into the fermenter when we start, and just leave it in there so we can visually see the Gravity reading, at any time.
Has someone else already thought of that??