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Old 12-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Any Suggestions on a hydrometer?

Hi Everyone,


I'm a noob, and am easing away from the Mr. Beer kit. With that being said, I am looking for an inexpensive (but quality) hydrometer. any suggestions?


George

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Old 12-29-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Check in with any reputable local homebrew store or on line homebrew store...they all carry pretty much the same items for generally the same price...glass, triple scale.

Here's a link to a $7 one one Austin's site....

Austin Homebrew Supply

Pretty much what you'll need, nothing fancy.

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Old 12-29-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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When you get that hydrometer, treat it with kid gloves. They like to break!

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The deluxe version has a thermometer built in, nice to have all in one to help any temp conversion needed.

Most are glass and you'll be breaking them. For 2011 i broke one and the wife dropped another (2011 isn't over yet so there's still time for me to get a 3rd!). Coopers makes a plastic one that's much more durable.

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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IMHO hydrometers are pretty essential and the price ranges from (included in a kit) to say $30. I would go with the $30 one and take very good care of it.

YMMV of course and IDRGAF

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #6
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Therm in it is a really nice plus. Never broke one myself (in many, many batches) but screwed the thermometer part by putting it boiling wort; don't do that).

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Thank you all for responding.... Another noob question... I guess this means that it IS ok to open the LBK to take a measurement??? I have read in multiple places not to do this...


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