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Old 09-03-2012, 02:12 AM   #631
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649. It slipped out of my hand as I was rinsing it off to take my FG.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #632
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+0

sorry... still have the same hydrometer I got off a craigslist score when I first started brewing, 2 or 3 years ago... I've dropped it a couple times and a few near misses but the thing seems to be bulletproof. I must be blessed by the beer gods.

(I'll report back tomorrow after they decide to break it, just for me posting this)

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:00 AM   #633
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650, dropped it in the sink a while back.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #634
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651

Transporting the tube it came in without the lid on it. Darn thing slipped out into the tile floor.

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Left one laying on its side and placed more items on top and crushed it.

I have three spares because these things break way too easy! I do have a brix meter on order to hopefully go away from these glass tubes.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #635
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what sort of hydrometer costs $14.95? The ones I buy are a couple of bucks, and I make sure I buy at least one every trip. I have two backups at the moment, and have smoked about four of them.

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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.

Hydrometer Count: 1
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:35 AM   #636
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+5 over the years, so 656

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:07 AM   #637
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Broke one a couple of weeks ago and just noticed the thread.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #638
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658...just measured some gravities and was quite concerned that both of my recent brews had apparently finished in the low 1.000's! I was getting ready to start figuring out where I had gone wrong with my mash temps, and how much maltodextran to add when I realized there seemed to be a bit of condensation *inside* the hydrometer! I checked plain water, and sure enough, it was reading 0.990...after a bit of searching, I found the tiny crack near the bottom of the lower bulb...

I think this time I might just buy TWO hydrometers, just to have a spare one handy and ready to go into service!

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #639
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659 f*** f*** f*** f*** f***

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #640
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+3 in my 8 years of brewing. I always have 1 or 2 backups, though.

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