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Old 04-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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MY hydrometer broke during the last brew session. Can I freeze a sample of wort until I have a way to take a reading?
I thought about sanitizing and capping a bottle but no bottles.
Actually, I've thrown it into a ziplock and in the freezer already but thought I'd check for other methods.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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absolutely, I freeze wort for starters all the time. Honestly though, don't worry too much about that gravity if you cant get it. It is not gonna change anything.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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MY hydrometer broke during the last brew session. Can I freeze a sample of wort until I have a way to take a reading?
I thought about sanitizing and capping a bottle but no bottles.
Actually, I've thrown it into a ziplock and in the freezer already but thought I'd check for other methods.
Thanks,
Mike
You can indeed do this. Like mentioned above, I also freeze wort for starters, and the gravity is the same before freezing and after thawing. When you thaw it I would recommend stirring it up real good before taking your reading.
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I would imagine you could freeze it, but it would be a pita to freeze 5 gal just to get a reading. I would just pitch as you normally would and use a new hydrometer to know when it's ready to bottle.

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sorry for misreading. You could certainly freeze a sample for a reading at a later time.

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You will need to use nitroglycerin, It will be a similar process to when they froze the terminator in T2

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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You will need to use nitroglycerin, It will be a similar process to when they froze the terminator in T2
he wants to freeze it not blow it up. T2 was liquid nitrogen
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he wants to freeze it not blow it up. T2 was liquid nitrogen
HAHA! Something tells me an everyday freezer might work best!
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Maybe you would have better results using liquid nitrogen....nitroglycerin is for heart attacks and explosions.

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hahaha, come on - I was close !

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