I'm getting inconsistent specific gravity readings.
- 6-25: 1.116 @ 74.3F (after pitching yeast)
- 6-26: 1.120 @ 71.2F, pH 4.25
- 7-1: 1.111 @ 70.2F, pH 4.0
- 7-3: 1.122 @ 70.9F, pH 3.75
I have a spigot and I thought the honey might have settled to the bottom when I poured a sample, but I stirred the bucket and it came out the same (1.122). The fruit has floated to the top. It sank when first put in. There are bubbles coming up in the bucket when I look directly at the surface, and in the hydrometer tube. On 7-1 the airlock stopped bubbling. I added a teaspoon each of calcium carbonate (to increase pH) and Fermax (to feed yeast) and stirred. I believe the inactive airlock was due to a leak around a rubber grommet. I poured a bit of water on all the grommets and the airlock started bubbling again. Why am I getting increasing specific gravity readings?