Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
You are correcting your reading to the standard temperature for comparison.

Colder liquid is more dense. Hydrometer floats higher...
Warmer liquid (molecules farther apart) , the hydrometer sinks lower.
Yes, I haven't lost all my marbles yet.

Nabber, I look at the readings as relative so I don't care really how accurate the hydrometer is. As a relative instrument it is quite accurate. Is the temperature correction scale necessary? Not really, until you get to the last reading.

I have a question for the gurus: If you are happy with your creation is there a way to stop it where it is without dumping chemicals (mostly phosphates) into your batch? Does bottling it keep it from fermenting more?