Alcohol-meter 30cm 12″ Proof and %

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 155 customer ratings
(155 customer reviews)



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Alcohol Meter

Alcohol meters are some of the most important pieces of measuring equipment for moonshine. While a moonshine hydrometer is used during the fermentation process to measure the specific gravity of the wash, this tool is used for reading alcohol content in distilled spirits only. Similar tools are also sometimes called alcoholometers. The Hillbilly Stills alcohol meter is 12″ (30cm) in length. We take pride in the fact that itís a highly accurate, professional-grade alcohol meter thatís easy to use. Our alcohol measuring equipment for moonshine reads:

  • 0 – 200 Proof
  • 0-100% ABV

How the Alcohol Meter Works

The alcohol meter measures the density of the liquor. To use, simply follow the steps below:

  • Pour a testing sample of the liquid into a tall glass container.
  • The liquid should be close to room temperature for the most accurate reading.
  • Put the alcohol meter in the liquid and stir for a few moments.
  • After the meter settles, take a gander at the number on the alcohol meter thatís right at the liquid level to determine the ABV or proof.

Thatís all it takes to use this specialized moonshine hydrometer. It has already been calibrated to accurately read density and determine alcohol percentage, so thereís no more guessing how strong your white lightening is.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 13 x 1 x 12 in

155 reviews for Alcohol-meter 30cm 12″ Proof and %

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Nice part, gets the job done.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    don blumer

    I always wondered just what proof of spirts I was making. Real easy to use

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Garner

    now I`ve got to learn how to us it

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jesse Williams

    great product

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome just like i expected. Another great transaction.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent product. Thank you

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I recently ordered three items from Hillbilly and was very satisfied. The turn around time was only 4 days and that included a weekend day. The prices were reasonable and the equipment was in great shape.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronnie Mc Neely

    Great service number one in all parts thnaks

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    micheal stahlkie

    received all items in good shape and very timely delivery wellpackaged with no breakage on any items GOOD WORK looking forward to doing business again THANK YOU MIKE.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Howard

    I was very happy with my order and couldn’t believe how fast I recieved my order. Thank you very much.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Normand Archambault

    used it in the parrot I built

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dwayne Thomason

    It works GREAT I now know that I can make 100 proof on the first run.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rodney Quesenberry

    We will be be doing more business again,Thanks for your service

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Works great, price was right, VERY FAST shipping, will buy from again.

    Thanks, John

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael Herald

    Im very happy with the product and service that I got. These guys really took care of me when my order was delayed, only four stars because the tube that the meter comes in is extremely flimsy and cheep, but luckily my meter spends most of its life in a parrot

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Hill

    looks good havent had the chance to try it yet though

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    my order was to me asap got in 3 days packed very got to perfect shape and IT WAS MADE IN USA.!!!!!! and somebody took time to hand write thank you is some who cares about his coustomer

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lonzo Covington

    Your prompt correction of the issue I had more than made up for the problem. Satisfied with the transaction and happy with the product. Lon.

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Frank Barthel

    over all a good product, does what it’s supposed to. Would be nice to have one with larger printing both on the meter and for the directions.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    got mine yesterday. great product.
    ” super fast shipping”
    Very well packed !!
    Thanks for extra goodies

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    chris compton

    good service

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent value. Plan to order a couple more to have on hand in case I break one.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Everything is great! Hillbilly Stills has only the best products around at great prices.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Rampino

    good quality thank you

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thelma Layfield

    I am well pleased with my order and also the service in which it was handled/ ThankS.Thelma

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    George Lanning

    Overall I’m happy with the items and would buy from Hillbilly stills again? The only thing I dislike is the shipping prices, I beleive if you offered a USPS option instead of just UPS. It would lower your shipping prices and more customers would be happier and in return would be more business for your company. Just a thought in this very rough economy? Thank You

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jay Eagen

    Keep up the great work.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Product arrived fast and even came with a few little freebies!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    absolutely the best products and i would love to do bussiness with them again in the near future.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++++++++++

  30. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great product easy to use. Very helpful.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    I ordered a few things so here is a copy of my review: Product was delivered as advertised – delivery was prompt and I received email updates along the way. The meters were packed well for transport. I will order from this site again

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    Exactly as described, works beautifully – Fast shipping!

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    John Craig

    Great service in sending this out so quickly.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    Exactly what I needed. Great Service. Will definitely be back. Thanks.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have not used it yet but looks great

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great product and easy to use.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Williams


  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Williams

    this meter works very well!!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christina Pierce

    Ordered it got it two days later it was fast and just perfect! Thanks very much!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    supper fast shipping and great product

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    Meter was just as advertised and very accurate. I’m very pleased with my purchase and the promptness in which I had received it.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    arthur thompson

    Quality products

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Jurgens

    Just to let you know that I am extremely satisfied and will be back to purchase other products. Almost finished with the Reflux and will soon be making “fuel”!
    “I’ll be back”
    Thanks for your service.

  44. Rated 4 out of 5


    Broke my first one. Bought a couple more just in case I break another one. Works great and is very easy to use. The temp. conversion chart is a very nice feature. Allows for accurate results.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lee Payan

    I ordered 2 alcohol meters, what I liked when I order from Hill Billy Stills is that the shipping is awesome. I never have had a problem! Great job!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terry Dawson

    Great product, my husband was thrilled with it. Great company, it arrived in perfect condition way before I expected it.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Negron

    Easy to use, good for strong alcohol

  48. Rated 5 out of 5


    Works exactly as described. Comes in one of those clear plastic tubes but its uniquely capped on one end only. If youve ever had one break you know what i mean.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5


    Everything arrived safe and sound, carefully wrapped. I am using it to check the alcohol content of my home made vanilla. I do have concerns that the extracts of the vanilla will skew the accuracy of the meter. The readings weren’t far off from where I expected them to be so that’s promising. A concern is that the readings are printed on what looks to be a rolled up piece of paper sealed inside the meter. I wish the readings were printed on the glass itself as I feel the paper roll could shift over time/heavy use, undermining the accuracy of the tool. Seems in place for now. Either way, I recommend you get the test jar to go with it. I am happy with my purchase and will use it for now.
    I noticed Hillbilly confirmed my order with UPS. It just shows HB cares about their business and their customers. I like that.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Johnson

    Wonderful product item as pictured 🙂

  51. Rated 4 out of 5


    This meter does everything I need it to. I’d love for them to be available in a smaller size, but that’s not the seller’s fault

  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    John L. Wathen

    Haven’t used it yet but liked the way it was shipped and arrived on time.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin hull

    Seems to work fine. Well packed and shipped.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very accurate and gets the job done, would not hesitate to buy again.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5


    Good Quality at a fair price! Shipped Promptly. Would shop Hillbilly stills again.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5


    Quick shipping, Very nice packing. I couldn’t be happier

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Tuinstra

    Packaged for shipping perfectly.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Hall

    Very quick on Shipping.. Will order from again.. Best shipping time of any body I have dealt with..

  59. Rated 5 out of 5



  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Washeck

    so far, so good again you guys are great

  61. Rated 5 out of 5


    Delivered EARLY, beautifully packed, A-OK!

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Colomb

    Packaging was great. Product arrived in perfect time!

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danny Riley

    Order shipped in great time and perfect condition. Wonderful service.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Stacy

    Product was exactly what I ordered. And it arrived three days before estimated delivery!!

  65. Rated 4 out of 5

    James Pike

    Have not used any of the items I purchased yet.

    However the way you do business has not escaped notice and I look forward to purchasing from you-all again.

  66. Rated 4 out of 5


    I was tired of the specific gravity method of checking proof. The alcohol meter is a great way of checking final proof of distilled spirits – no questions – and easy to do. I would recommend that you also purchase a large test tube in which to put the material to be tested.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5


    I tested this meter against store bought alcohol and it proofed at exactly the right amount.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5


    It came two days after I ordered it and shipped the same day. I tested in a store bought bottle of tequila and it was dead on right out of the box

  69. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent customer service.
    It was a pleasure to deal with Hillbillystills
    Fast and easy ordering of all items I purchased. Will definitely be ordering again from these guys

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    larry brooks

    It is a pleasure to do bussiness with folks who still answer the phone in person, and takes the time to talk to to a customer as as if they are talking to an old friend.

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Timothy Bass

    Meter is very accurate and shipped fast

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Goolsby

    Simple to use and easy to read.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Al Keyhol

    Floats, just as promised.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Rayborn

    Great price, so good I bought an extra one just in case. Shipping was fast. I will be back!

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lee Kittle

    came packaged well and in a timely manor. Works perfectly. Thank you

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glenn M Hillhouse Jr

    Quick delivery to Wickliffe, KY

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Koster

    Order was received in just a couple of days,order was correct and undamaged! Great site!

  78. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for your quick response and good service. You also through in a free coozy cup. Everyone could always use another coozy cup. Thanks Hillbilly

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Carter

    Received my item in a very timely fashion, Thank you so much!!

  80. Rated 5 out of 5


    I found my whole shopping experience to be above expectations. The price was good, the shipping wasn’t overinflated, and it shipped the very next day. Nice refreshing change. Thanks!

  81. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don Jernigan

    This is a great way to test the alcohol content of your brew.

  82. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Howard

    Our 2 batch was easy to watch and measure due to this gauge . thatks and I’m sure I will be ordering more from you guys …

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Todd Smih

    I recently ordered two meters and they work great. a friend saw mine asked how it worked. I showed him and he had to have it. well he got one from me and I had to order another. I use one for bayou water and the other for wine.

  84. Rated 4 out of 5

    Bryan Ambrose

    Simple to use easy to read

  85. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Durben II

    Received the item extremely fast and worked as indicated

  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Marshall

    comes with a protective case.

  87. Rated 5 out of 5


    This alcohol-meter is probably the best for the price. It give accurate readings and has a full range from 0 to 100%. While Lab grade alcohol-meters have much higher accuracy, they have much smaller ranges as a result and are 4 or 5 times as expensive. If you are making alc, do yourself a favor and buy a couple of these for a fraction of the price of lab grade.

  88. Rated 5 out of 5

    Drew Kerr

    Great product and Mike is great at getting it to u fast when u need it. I dropped and broke the first one and the new one arrived the day before I needed it. Thanks again Mike.

  89. Rated 5 out of 5


    I always have a good experience with Hillbilly Stills. The personal are very helpful and my products are delivered in a timely manner. I am sure I will be doing business with them again in the near future.

  90. Rated 5 out of 5


    Made my first purshase no long ago, it was shipped quick, it arrived well package(ie. plenty of bubble wrap). Works perfect.

  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    chris kavanaugh

    Had several items from hillbilly still first-class operation best thing of all there from Kentucky And know there shit. E 85 Hi octane excitement

  92. Rated 5 out of 5


    Works great and cheap price too.

  93. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Ratliff

    Great product quick shipment.

  94. Rated 5 out of 5



  95. Rated 5 out of 5

    marke baker

    I placed a small order only to see what kind of of service I would receive, and it was 1st rate and fast the hand written note was a nice touch I will be ordering more in the future

  96. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don Bussolari

    Great product came with a clear doc of how to use . This was verry helfull to me as I am new to this.

  97. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great Service and Fast Shipping. Very Happy with the order…

  98. Rated 5 out of 5


    ordering was easy and shipping cost were ok.

  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug from Ky

    After dropping the first one I was very glad of the fast service and fast shipping of another quality product (maybe not drop proof, alas) from hillbilly stills. I might add that the plastic test jar/tube IS forgiving if you drop it! (The first glass one was not)

  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    john miller

    Aanything they build is a work of art simply beautiful you guys and gals are what makes the company keep up the good work

  101. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roland Beebe

    It looks great and appears to be of good quality, I havenÕt had the chance to use it, to verify the graph location to in the meter tube to be in the correct place.

  102. Rated 5 out of 5

    L M Coon

    I got my meter in just a few days it was packed securely and I cant wait to cook a batch and see the results.

  103. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan P.

    very fast shipping. product works perfectly.

  104. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike B

    Not much to say they shipped real quick and its works well

  105. Rated 4 out of 5

    Richard Lee

    The meter I purchased was a bit higher in price than other web stores but I am very satisfied in the quality of the product and the fast delivery.

  106. Rated 5 out of 5

    country boy

    It was not the fault of hillbilly stills its was the fault of our post office. We will be buying a new one from our boys down at hillbilly stills soon enuff. Keep up the good work yall.

  107. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Runnels

    My father ordered this product and the first one he received had been damaged in transit. He called to request another one, and it was shipped the same day! He says it works well and is really impressed with the folks at Hillbilly Stills!

  108. Rated 5 out of 5


    Received the product on time, thanks for your prompt service.

  109. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandon Williams

    Everything arrived in short time with quality just as promised.

  110. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill Biddle

    Meter works great and is priced very fair.

  111. Rated 5 out of 5

    Timothy Seward

    I received the wrong meter and when I called to complain the correct one had already been sent to me before I received the wrong one. That is the way to run a business!!!!

  112. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have nothing to compare this hydrometer to as it is the first one I have ever used, But it seems fine to me.

  113. Rated 5 out of 5


    fast shipping

  114. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katherine Sheffield

    I couldn’t be more happy with my experience and I’m proud to say I’ll be a repeat customer!

  115. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Wriston

    Quick and easy purchase.

  116. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Cluck

    Product is perfect, delivered quick, no damage to package. Perfect timing, I just had broke my old one, ordered one, and it came just in time.

  117. Rated 5 out of 5

    P Lee


  118. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great Product and Excellent Service

  119. Rated 4 out of 5

    Joe Gloudemans

    work just fine and was delivered so fast, hassel free…….this is how things should run…………

  120. Rated 5 out of 5

    patrick caserta

    This was the second purchase I have made from your business in the last year. On both occasions I have been extremely satisfied with both my ordering experience and the products purchased. I am happy that I was able to find Hillbilly Stills on YouTube !

    Winemaker, Shinn Estate Vineyards

  121. Rated 5 out of 5


    simple to use

  122. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ruben Fletcher

    Exactly what I needed

  123. Rated 4 out of 5

    Damon Page

    Would have givin it 5 stars if it would have came with a cylinder to use it with.

  124. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rich S

    Very easy to use

  125. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Reeves

    have not used it yet, but am satisfied with products and your service was great.

  126. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cole Chase

    Fast shipping, great service.

  127. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Grimmer

    This is exactly what I needed. Thank you for the fast shipping.

  128. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome super fast transaction great prices.

  129. Rated 5 out of 5


    Easy to navigate your page, simple order form, fast shipping, and very personal packing! Even with the fragile items, not a chance of breakage unless the package is run over by a drunken mailman! Hell, even works as advertised. Love it!

  130. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael LoCascio

    I was very happy to receive the unit so quickly. Your on-line purchasing is great, shipped safely in a plastic tube.

    I just have one suggestion, pehaps you might review the instructions for its use. Should be more plain so that anyone can use the meter without looking in the dictionary.
    I had no problem, just I am making a suggestion.

  131. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Fisher

    The service was great from hill billy stills, shipping was fast considering I live in canada. I will definitely deal with these guys in the future!!

  132. Rated 4 out of 5


    Dear hillbilly stills. Your product was bad ass. Thank you.

  133. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tamela Aaron

    Excellent service recovery. Received replacement for damaged item on delivery. 2nd purchase received promptly and in excellent condition. Will definitely continue to rely on Hillbilly stills for my brewing needs. Thank you, Tammy

  134. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Lesnoski

    Well made piece and great price too. The fastest ship to deliver we’ve ever had. Hats off to the folks at Hillbilly Stills for keeping all their products they carry first class.

  135. Rated 5 out of 5


    The numbers and graduated lines are very readable as compared to others I’ve had. For the price, these are the best I’ve seen and it fits in my stainless steel Parrot perfectly…very happy with it!

  136. Rated 5 out of 5

    david clark

    I have only ordered a few things from you guys but I have to say, I have spent a lot of time on your videos and website. I think yall are doing top notch work. keep it up!

  137. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fast shipping. Works great

  138. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim W.

    My order came when Jerry said it would. Packaging was verry good.The boxes you’ve had made fit into the mailbox perfectly,so no extra trips tp the post office.Prices are great as well. I’m verry satisfied.

  139. Rated 5 out of 5

    dean gibson

    easy to read

  140. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Travis

    fast and exact

  141. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really appreciate that my item was sent discreetly. I ordered one from another company and because the company name was on the return address, my items were opened and taken from the package.

  142. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rodney MACKENZIE

    Good quality, clear, concise instructions. Well packed and smart delivery.

  143. Rated 5 out of 5

    steve hopton

    first one came in broke they sent a new one no qoestions ask works great customer service is awesome

  144. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tamara Taylor

    I so appreciate that orders are mailed with anonymity and well packaged. An owners name as opposed to the company name prevents mail theft. Thank you!

  145. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra Marsh

    Great product. Fast delivery. Thank you!

  146. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bruce Hosford

    Like the other one I had, no real comment.

  147. Rated 1 out of 5

    larry teubner

    i would leave a review but i havent gotten my product yet

  148. Rated 5 out of 5


    Tested it with a store bought vodka and it was right on the mark.

  149. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victor Valentin

    very nice

  150. Rated 5 out of 5



  151. Rated 5 out of 5


    Item was delivered on time, item was of great quality, worked fine, told me what I wanted to know.

  152. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neal Townsend

    Was very excited to get the Meter. Was disappointed to see the tube was busted, but after a quick call all being taken care of. Awesome to deal with people who backs there products.

  153. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great tool great price. Fast delivery

  154. Rated 5 out of 5


    Tested it against two higher price units and got the same results.

  155. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great product. Great sevice

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