The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Why do brewing hydrometers have no thermometer?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-27-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
MississippiSlim
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Columbia MS/NOLA
Posts: 218
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default Why do brewing hydrometers have no thermometer?

I work in oil and gas production and we use hydrometers frequently in our work. Our hydrometers have internal thermometers so that you can just take a gravity and temp at the same time. Womdering why the hydrometers you get from most brew places don't have them? Do yours?

__________________
MississippiSlim is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
Mountainbeers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 510
Default

Because you haven't started manufacturing them yet!

__________________
Streamline Brewing Company
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." - Frank Zappa

On Deck: Apfelwein
Fermenting: Oatmeal Stout
Conditioning:
Drinking:
Mountainbeers is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default

I've seen them- most online homebrew shops have them, I believe. I have a "stick on" thermometer on the outside of the fermenter to monitor fermentation temperature, so I don't need another way to measure temperature during the hydrometer reading.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
hairnt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 14
Default

my LHBS has them. I don't know what's wrong with yours??? Why don't you just take one from work?

__________________
hairnt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #5
Austinhomebrew
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Austinhomebrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,484
Liked 107 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default

So you are saying I should start carrying a Hydrometer/Thermometer combo?

Forrest

__________________
www.austinhomebrew.com
Austin Homebrew Supply
AHS, AHB, AHBS, AustinHB, etc.
Austinhomebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:42 PM   #6
zman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
zman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver.
Posts: 2,603
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinhomebrew View Post
So you are saying I should start carrying a Hydrometer/Thermometer combo?

Forrest
YES! That is exactly what we are saying
__________________
www.kroc.org
zman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:42 PM   #7
shek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 257
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I used to have one, but the thermometer got jacked up when I put it in 150 ish deg wort. The SWMBO broke that one a month ago. I prefer using a digital thermo anyways...

__________________
shek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 11:51 PM   #8
mordantly
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,945
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

i have a stick on the glass test jar. so far so good.

__________________
mordantly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #9
DrinksWellWithOthers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 968
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Northern Brewer carries them.

Thermohydrometer

__________________
DrinksWellWithOthers is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
bad coffee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad coffee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,258
Liked 420 Times on 417 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

ATC, ATC. After you break the second or third hydrometer, you realize you could have bought a $24 Ebay refracto.

B

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Why do you think they choose that path? (.)(.) = $$$$$$$$$
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Wtf was chasing you for an hour? Buy a gun already.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I'm a meat hunter. PKU.
bad coffee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydrometers? We don't need no stinking hydrometers! - When a homebrew goes south... AlterCow Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 03-07-2010 09:42 PM
infared thermometer for brewing DeepSea Equipment/Sanitation 14 10-24-2009 10:45 PM
Calibrating Brewing Thermometer BrewCF Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-11-2009 08:16 PM
Recommend me a good brewing thermometer UnaBonger Equipment/Sanitation 3 12-09-2008 10:58 PM
Hydrometers budbo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-04-2006 06:28 PM