Originally Posted by BoundForBeer
I broke one during a 2 brew session day before. What I did was took a sample of the worts and froze them. Went out the next day to get a new hydrometer and took a reading from the frozen wort.... dont see why this would give a false reading, but there are lots of things I dont know.
Now that would have been the logical thing to do but, once again, I'd like to refer you to point #3 of my lessons learned. I don't see a problem with doing that as long as the samples warmed up to room temperature. I guess I could still send one of my brews in for really expensive caloric and alcohol testing and figure out my OG from there. Haha Anyways, it ended up tasting how I wanted so I guess that's all that matters.