This instrument will determine the direct percentage of alcohol in liquids with a specific gravity less than zero. Just put a sample of unsweetened liquid containing alcohol in a test jar (dollar store bud vase, mason jar, or see my other items) and float the hydrometer in the liquid. Take the reading at the bottom of the meniscus so that the level is even with the rest of the liquid. We suggest that one time you measure some quality 80 proof factory hootch so that you understand exactly where to read the instrument. Where it reads 80 is where you will read the unknown stuff.
The hydrometer is blown glass and fragile so be careful not to let it bounce off the bottom or sides and be careful closing the protective case so you don’t crush it. Spin the hydrometer gently to release any bubbles that are sticking to it. At eye level read the number off the scale where the hydrometer emerges from the liquid. Be sure to read across the bottom of the ‘smile’ formed by the the meniscus (bottom of the curve). This will be right at the level of the majority of the liquid. The liquid kind of crawls up the side of the instrument and you don’t count that.
The rum and plastic test jar are props to show you how the instrument is used. You get the hydrometer, case, and instructions. Any booze or test jars shown in images are props to show how to use it and are not included. See our other items
The scale is about 12″ long and 1/2″ across the fat end. It is weighted with metal shot. You do not get any of the props in the photos, just the hydrometer, accordion case, and directions.
This scale goes all the way up to 200 proof, or 100% alcohol. We should be so lucky!~
THIS LISTING DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RUM OR BEAKER SEE OUR OTHER ITEMS!