Like WV said, a cool cup and hydrometer can affect the reading a little bit. So, another way to keep it warm is to hang the hydrometer cup, with the hydrometer inside of it, inside the syrup pan while you are boiling. This keeps it hot and also keeps it near to where you are going to use it again.
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