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I now have a hydrometer. How do I use it?

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Is there a thread that describes in detail how to use my hydrometer to see when it's time for bottling?

Also, can it be used for other parts of the brewing process?

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TomToro wrote:

Is there a thread that describes in detail how to use my hydrometer to see when it's time for bottling?

Also, can it be used for other parts of the brewing process?

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Thanks guys, I had not seen that download link.

Question for the group: How many of you dump your sample and how many of you pour it back into the wort?

I seem to have seen an equal a mount of people doing both, and I was wondering what people experiences were.

One way preserves the amount of beer, the other prevents contamination, which seems to be a holy grail of brewing (ie a hard fast rule).

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I drink as well. I'm sure there is a risk in dumping it back in, I just drink it cause I want to...

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I've almost always dumped all but a small amount for tasting. Practice Good sanitation and there is no issue (ie, I dont let my sneezing child in my brew room while I'm sampling, I'm anal about watching for pet hair on my clothes during sampling, I let my items soak in starsan for longer than necessary, I use ph strips to ensure my starsan is acidic enough to be effective) not one contaminated batch yet

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