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Old 01-27-2013, 04:22 AM   #11
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i've noticed the hydrometer doing that, also. the floating thermometer used to be the same way till i installed a blichmann thermometer into the bk. now my main problem is with the fragility of hydrometers. we can design a probe that can hit the sun at 25k mph, and sink into a surface 2 million degrees, but we can't design a hydrometer that can survive a 1 inch drop, or even looking at it sideways?!?

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #13
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When I warn everyone "I'm brewing tomorrow" (in other words don't include me in any plans and leave me alone) and then half way through I start hearing "how much longer?!"

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #14
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When I warn everyone "I'm brewing tomorrow" (in other words don't include me in any plans and leave me alone) and then half way through I start hearing "how much longer?!"
I usually have this conversation as well. Right after I give notification of my brew date, the response is usually something like: "Okay...?"

During the brew day, I usually get something like this: "When can I use the kitchen?" "How much longer will it be before I can use the stove?" "Can you move this stuff so I can sweep?" "Are you done with these?"

The last response is a bit ambiguous, but it's probably the response I get the most. It isn't really a question of whether or not I am finished with the item, but rather a statement of "put this anywhere but there" where "there" is the place I need it the most
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #15
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Good to know I'm not the only one who gets jerked around by the evil hydrometer.
I've considered spending the money on a refractometer solely because of this.

my other peeve is low efficiency. and not getting 5 gallons, no matter how much water I start with. I could top up, but with my low eff. I'm already below my og with less than 5, and I'd end up way short if I topped up.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #16
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I've considered spending the money on a refractometer solely because of this.

my other peeve is low efficiency. and not getting 5 gallons, no matter how much water I start with. I could top up, but with my low eff. I'm already below my og with less than 5, and I'd end up way short if I topped up.
That would ssip me off too
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #17
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I show my hydrometer who's boss by leaving it in the closet.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #18
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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.
Then kids decide to make lunch on and around sanitized Kitchen. Nothing like picking up your hydo and finding peanut butter all over it.
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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.
I have been known to spray people with my sanitizer bottle.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #20
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When I warn everyone "I'm brewing tomorrow" (in other words don't include me in any plans and leave me alone) and then half way through I start hearing "how much longer?!"
Yep. That'd be mine, too. Or some variation upon that theme.

Another: Halfway thru a batch, the dreaded phone call: "Honey, I need to you go and pick up the kids..."
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