A thought has been bugging me for awhile now. I only have a hydrometer. No refractometer.
When I take a reading during/after fermntation, it takes almost 8 ozs to fill my test vessle. Then I take a sip and dump it down the drain once I get my number.
Does anyone simply sterilize their hydrometer and set it loose in their fermenter to take a reading?
Would save dumping precious brew!