View Full Version : hydrometer or hydrometer

10-03-2008, 01:07 AM
i recently bought all my supplies for my first brew and looked and was quite confused; i bought Sunleaves Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer and wanted to know if i got the right thing, is it hyrometer

10-03-2008, 02:49 AM
You want one of these (http://www.northernbrewer.com/hydrometers.html)hydrometers.

Hope that helps,


PS a simple cheap triple scale hydrometer will work fine.

10-03-2008, 06:33 AM
A hygrometer measures humidity.

10-03-2008, 09:59 AM
What you ended up buying was a combo thermometer and humidity meter, as EBCornell said. The unit you got is more for putting on the wall of your greenhouse, to monitor conditions for optimal growing. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with measuring alcohol or sugar. On the bright side, I'm sure that if you use it in the area/room that you're going to be doing your brewing in, it certainly won't hurt, as it would give you a good handle on the external conditions and variables that may effect your mead. ;D

10-04-2008, 04:46 PM
thats kinda annoying, i actually bought this on a brewing site and thought it would be perfect