Stevenson Reeves British made Hydrometer has a clear and accurate measure of your gravity readings for ideal for measuring beer, wine, cider or a spirit wash during the fermetnation phase. This hydrometer can be used to determine the gravity reading of your brew and comes with it's own plastic container which can be used as a sampling (trial) jar to take your reading in. Full instructions are included with the hydrometer.
Please note that if you need to measure the alc. content of a brew which has been distilled you need an alcometer, which is a diferent scale to that of this hydrometer.
How to take a hydrometer reading and test if your brew is ready to bottle;
- Measure your starting gravity (SG) before fermentation (before you pitch the yeast)
- Take another measure when you think your brew is complete - known as the final gravity reading or FG which will help determine if it has fermented (and also useful if you are not sure if it has fermented at all!)
- Take a second FG reading 24 hours after the first FG reading and if this is the same the fermentation is complete and ready to move onto the next stage - if it has moved at all leave it a few more days before repeating steps 2 and 3.
Covid-19 update - there are no International deliveries, or Saturday specific deliveries or Postal Services just now. Only UK Mainland, UK Islands and Highlands and Ireland deliveries are able to be sent out. Click and Collect is available from our Edinburgh store for collection times please see below;
Our regular courier deliveries are dispatched and delivered to you Monday to Friday (not bank and public holidays.) Service to Mainland UK below;
|UK DELIVERY COURIER (mon-frid)||Spend up to £65||Spend more than £65|
|All UK Mainland inc. Highlands & Isle of Skye||£6.50||FREE|
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER OF £10 THRESHOLD excl. DELIVERY.
Click and Collect: Shop online and have your order picked and ready for collection from our Edinburgh shop.
Just before checkout you have the option of courier delivery or Click and Collect from our Edinburgh Shop -Collection times- once you have been advised your orders is ready to collect, please come along between 10am and 4pm any Monday to Friday to collect your order.
For purchase of L30 (old S30) gas cannisters and 6.35kg CO2 or N20 floor standing gas cylinders - please buy online and collect during the Click and Collect slots - we cannot send these by courier. If you have an empty cylinder to return bring it as the same time as you collect a full one we will refund your card at the Click and collect desk on receipt of an empty cylinder.
To check on the progress of your delivery and make arrangements with the courier for Sheltering deliveries;
Your order status is regularly updated and you can see it's progress by logging into your customer account on the Brewstore website. Once dispatched by us, we cannot change the delivery destination. Parcelforce will text or email you with the day of your delivery with and again with a timed delivery time slot. You can track your parcel on the Parcelforce website or using their App.
Parcelforce standard delivery services include text notification with timed delivery window. If you are not going to be in you can arrange via the text directly with Parcelforce to have your parcel left signed by a neighbour, or redirected to a Local Post Office or re-arrange another delivery date. They will not leave it unsigned unless you have advised them you are sheltering and given them a safe space to leave your parcel in advance when they send you your tracking text.
All couriers now operate with social distancing measures. Once your parcel has been delivered, Parcelforce will text a proof of delivery to us and to your own text number. If you are not home to receive your parcel it will be forwarded to a local post office or left with a neighbour for you to collect and a card will posted to advise which post office you can collect your parcel from.
E Gift Vouchers: - operating as normal
You can choose to email your gift voucher ( to yourself or the recipient) and customise the image and leave a personal message. You can also specify the date the voucher will be emailed to your recipient. This is all available as options on the Gift Voucher page.