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The science of alcohol
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6 Checking your homebrew experiment

If you set up your own homebrew experiment at the start of this course, your brewing should now have been progressing for four weeks, so should be roughly half-way there.

In the following video Danny Allwood demonstrates the use of a hydrometer to take another specific gravity reading from your homebrew.

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This is exactly what you did at the start of your brewing in Week 1, but you may wish to take another specific gravity reading now to compare with the final readings you will take in Week 8 when you calculate the strength of your finished beer.