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Old 02-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #131
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Unless I am taking a gravity reading my hydrometer stays ina nice padded case or is in a sanitizer filled bucket. If there is one thing I treat with care it is the hydrometer.

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:38 PM   #132
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I just broke my first one on Friday. I had my hydrometer in the plastic tube while I was talking to my wife when the little plastic end with the foam popped off and I watched it (in slow motion) fall to the floor and break I went to get a new one right away but taped one of the ends of the tube to hopefully avoid this in the future.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:59 AM   #133
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SWMBO broke mine a couple weeks ago. I finished sanitizing the carboy, came outside and she had a broom in her hand.

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Old 02-28-2011, 03:23 AM   #134
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Add me to the list. SWMBO was washing up and dropped it into the sink. Oh well, just ordered a refractometer.

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Old 02-28-2011, 03:51 AM   #135
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What happened to the count?


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Old 02-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #136
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What happened to the count?
166.

I can understand people not reading posts... even skimming through the OP. But how do people seem to totally ignore the TITLE of the thread, the very words that not only compelled them to open it, but that they also had to click on to do it?

Too much homebrew, methinks.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:08 AM   #137
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2 but the second one is the one that annoys me. I ordered it from Austin Brew Supply and when I took it out of the box my order came in it fell out of the bubble wrapped tube onto my floor and exploded... Note to ABS, it turns out that when you bubble wrap the tube you should also tape the ends on!

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #138
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I figured at because so many of brewers are completely clumsy that we should be keeping a count of how many hydrometers the average message board breaks over a one year period. If you're like me, I broke mine the first time I used it. Checking account balance: minus $14.95. Ill start. Just search for this thread if, and when, you break one because I think it will be interesting to see how many we actually go through.

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166.

I can understand people not reading posts... even skimming through the OP. But how do people seem to totally ignore the TITLE of the thread, the very words that not only compelled them to open it, but that they also had to click on to do it?

Too much homebrew, methinks.
OP was in 2009.

Seriously though, I looked through the first page of replies and no one else did it so I didn't.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #139
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171.

First one got stepped on (long story), second one fell out of it's tube when the tube top decided not to stay in, and a friend broke the third one.

Screw it, I'm buying a refractometer.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #140
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1 so far,dropped it in box of bottles when i was about to check my beer

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