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TacoBrew 01-26-2013 03:08 PM

Brewing Pet Peeves
 
My hydrometer will NEVER align itself to show me the SG scale.

What are your pet peeves?

mrrshotshot 01-26-2013 03:16 PM

My chugger pump always gets air bound and loses prime. Attempting to fix that today.

patthebrewer 01-26-2013 06:51 PM

I've developed a solution to not being able to read your hydrometer. What you need to do is borrow some kids skateboard....stand on the skate board and push your self off...then while rolling down the drive way, read your hydrometer, the rapid subtle up and down motions of the skate board will since with the hydrometer allowing you to get a perfect reading everytime. Dont forget to keep and eye on where your going or injury could result;)

Teromous 01-26-2013 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patthebrewer (Post 4829635)
I've developed a solution to not being able to read your hydrometer. What you need to do is borrow some kids skateboard....stand on the skate board and push your self off...then while rolling down the drive way, read your hydrometer, the rapid subtle up and down motions of the skate board will since with the hydrometer allowing you to get a perfect reading everytime. Dont forget to keep and eye on where your going or injury could result;)

The key to reading a hydrometer is pretending like you don't care. Set it down and turn away, then quickly look back and read it before it realizes what you're doing!

aiptasia 01-26-2013 07:21 PM

My pet peeve is the steady stream of family and animals that want to constantly distract me, or fiddle with my stuff, while i'm brewing. I've had to re-sanitize my equipment so many times it isn't even funny.

patthebrewer 01-26-2013 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by aiptasia (Post 4829719)
My pet peeve is the steady stream of family and animals that want to constantly distract me, or fiddle with my stuff, while i'm brewing. I've had to re-sanitize my equipment so many times it isn't even funny.

WoW!!! Your living my life!!!

the_trout 01-27-2013 12:46 AM

my brew pot knows when Im not looking and at that very moment decides to boil over.
the hydro thing is just straight up weird, never ever, ever faces the right way.
diabolical.

captainkirk83 01-27-2013 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by the_trout (Post 4830574)
my brew pot knows when Im not looking and at that very moment decides to boil over.
the hydro thing is just straight up weird, never ever, ever faces the right way.
diabolical.

I believe some twisted individual designed them to float this way.:cross:

ktblunden 01-27-2013 02:02 AM

The hydrometer is such a delicate piece of equipment that the weight of your gaze is enough to influence its orientation.

MicheleE63 01-27-2013 04:12 AM

Good to know I'm not the only one who gets jerked around by the evil hydrometer.


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