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Old 01-31-2013, 06:00 AM   #1
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So, I brewed my second AG batch tonight with good results, except..... I had my hydrometer tube in the fridge cooling a sample down to check my mash efficiency and when my gf came home from work aggravated, se whipped the fridge door open and my hydrometer tube with sample came flying out spilled and broke on the tile floor.

Now I dont know what my mash efficiency is but I still read a 1.092 after cooling wort. So

Best part, she says "We can go to the LHBS this weekend ill buy you a new one, sorry." Im trying to hold in my excitement bc I want to go get another primary anyway so woohoo.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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Well, sounds like you didn't have to use you AK. So It should be a good day

On a serious not awesome on having your second AG batch done. Nothing beats expanding your skills as a brewer.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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No AK. Not today, lol. And thanks, I am excited to be doing AG now, just have to wait and see how they come out.

I am excited to be picking up another primary though. I mean if im goimg to my LHBS anyways. Cant waste the gas for nothing, right?

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Well, sounds like you didn't have to use you AK. So It should be a good day.
I chuckled.

Anyway- that's definitely happened to me before with the sample tube. Man, I haven't brewed since December and it's KILLING me!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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You gotta get on that!! If I dont brew once a week I feel like im behind...

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Allow me to direct you to this thread then:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/official-broken-hydrometer-count-148083/index76.html

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There really should be a rugged hydrometer design with some super-rubberized coating, of course that would defy the science behind how it works I assume.

Or maybe a heavy-duty plastic version, surely that must exist...

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There really should be a rugged hydrometer design with some super-rubberized coating, of course that would defy the science behind how it works I assume.

Or maybe a heavy-duty plastic version, surely that must exist...
They make them and they are a bit expensive, compared. Frankly, I'm amazed at how often people break these things. I still have the first one I bought back in '91! (Although I did recently drop the sample tube from the counter, cracking it at the top...)
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Refractometers are awesome for all grain. A quick measurement at any temperature with a drop of wort. I still prefer hygrometers for FG tho...

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Haha thanks but my hydrometer is fine its just the sample tube.
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