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Old 11-27-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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Because you haven't started manufacturing them yet!

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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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.

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

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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So you are saying I should start carrying a Hydrometer/Thermometer combo?

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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So you are saying I should start carrying a Hydrometer/Thermometer combo?

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YES! That is exactly what we are saying
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:42 AM   #7
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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...

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:51 AM   #8
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i have a stick on the glass test jar. so far so good.

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Northern Brewer carries them.

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Old 11-28-2009, 02:37 PM   #10
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ATC, ATC. After you break the second or third hydrometer, you realize you could have bought a $24 Ebay refracto.

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