SG Hydrometer Tripple scale SG: 0.990-1.160
An extremely usefull hydrometer for creating wines, fruit mashes, beer worts. measure specific gravity,brix and potential alcohol.
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This is the first hydrometer to give you all three scales on ONE instrument.
An extremely usefull hydrometer for creating wines, fruit mashes, beer worts.
Range and scales:
- Specific Gravity: 0.990 to 1.160
Ths scale measures the density of a liquid (i.e. a sugar wash, beer wort or fruit wine mash) in relation to water. An SG of 1.000 indicates the liquid t be exactly as dense as water. An SG of 0.990 indicates that the liquid is less dense than water (i.e. a very dry wine) and an SG of greater than one (i.e. 1.160) indicates that the liquid is heavier than water (i.e. it has a lot of sugar in it)
- Balling/Brix: 0 to 35% sugar by weight
The Balling scale expresses the percentage of sugar, on a weight basis (i.e. 10 gram of sugar per liter of water) in watery liquid such as we found in beer worts, fruit mashes and sugar washes. It is also called a saccharometer as it measures the sugar content.
- Potential alcohol by volume: 0-22%
This scale gives us a reading of the potential alcohol in a fruit mash, sugar wash or beer wort as % alcohol by volume. If we first take a reading of, for example, a sugar wash and it shows an alcohol potential of 18%, that means we will achieve 18% alcohol if we ferment the wash completely dry. We can also use this scale to calculate the amount of alcohol in a mash at any time. If we started off with an alcohol potential of, say 18%, and we measure our mash a few days later and find the alcohol potential reading at 7%, we then know that the mash then contains an alcohol percentage of 11% (18% - 7%)
NOTE: On a mash/wash that has completed fermentation (and contains the max amount of alcohol for that mash) the % alcohol potential will show 0% (as it cannot produce any MORE alcohol than what it already contains)
Buy also a 100ml glass measuring cylinder with your hydrometer to use the minimum amount of liquid to test the SG, Balling or Alcohol potential of your fruit mashes, sugar washes or beer worts.