Ahh, measuring the specific gravity of your homebrew… it’s the geeky sciencey way to ask, “So how drunk am I gonna get?” Or maybe it brings back old college memories of the “high-gravity malt liquor section of the beer isle” [shudders]. If you like to brag about the size of your specific gravity, we’ve got the perfect tool for you. The Alla Specific Gravity Combo Kit includes a plastic hydrometer test jar with screw-off base, a triple scale hydrometer and a dual scale liquid crystal thermometer.
Sure, you can just drop a hydrometer into your fermenter, but that technique is for rank amateurs. You’re a scientist, for heaven’s sake! The best way to get a solid reading on your hydrometer is to take your hydrometer measurements in a clear test jar. That lets you see directly into the side and you can gauge exactly where the hydrometer sits in your beer or wort. If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with an LCD thermometer for measuring the temperature of your wort.
It’s not just for beer either. This hydrometer works just as well for wine making, too!
How much does it cost?
The kit costs $9.99.
What do I say when I give this to look super-knowlegdable?
“This will give you really accurate OG and SG hydrometer readings. It’s a lot better than just dropping a hydrometer in the fermenter.”
Why will the person I give it to think I’m awesome?
Well let’s be honest here. There are some gifts that will make the homebrewer in your life fall off their chair and think they’ve gone to brewing heaven. This isn’t one of those gifts… BUT! When you need a hydrometer, you NEED a hydrometer, and this is a very nice upgrade over and above the standard one that comes in most equipment kits. Sometimes giving utility gifts like this pays off, especially when it’s needed. If your homebrewer needs a hydrometer, this is the one to give.
Check out other ideas in our Bull City Homebrew Holiday Gift Guide. New stuff added every day!