The hydrometer is a simple device that is floated in the wine, beer, cider or liqueur.
The level at which the hydrometer floats gives a measure of the sugar level in the liquid.
Very useful in accurately facilitating the calculation of the abv% of your beverages.
Hydrometer - Wine (& Beer)£2.95
We stock two models, both of which are supplied in protective tubes, and come with a simple instruction sheet.
If you want one for beer and cider only, I would suggest that you go for the Beer only model.
This has all the information you need, without the banding for wine which you don't!
For Wine and liqueurs, you will need the Wine and Beer model, and you will find having a trial jar a real advantage.
Beer only Range 0.990 to 1.100
Wine and Beer Range 0.990 to 1.120
The length overall of both models is 23cm.
You may also require...
Hydrometer Trial Jars - Glass£5.50
It can be awkward to take a hydrometer or spirit alcohol meter reading with the must in a bucket or demijohn, so we recommend the use of these hydrometer trial jars for all winemakers, and for enthusiastic brewers too.
Good stable bases.
Approx capacities in excess of 100ml or 250ml.
Hydrometer Trial Jar - Plastic£3.50
A plastic trial jar, overall height 25cm, used to float a hydrometer in the liquid being tested, enabling an accurate measurement to be taken.
It is graduated in 1ml units of volume from 109ml up to 100ml.