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Old 01-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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My hydrometer will NEVER align itself to show me the SG scale.

What are your pet peeves?

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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My chugger pump always gets air bound and loses prime. Attempting to fix that today.

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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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

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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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!
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:02 AM   #9
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The hydrometer is such a delicate piece of equipment that the weight of your gaze is enough to influence its orientation.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #10
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Good to know I'm not the only one who gets jerked around by the evil hydrometer.

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