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Old 01-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Things keep breaking

Aright, I have had enough, seems as if every time I start brewing or transferring something, something has to break. I have broken more racking canes, thermometers, and hydrometers right before I need them. I was just trying to put a hose on my racking can and it snapped right at the neck of the bend. So my question to all is what have you broken at the most inappropriate time.

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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A condom??

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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A condom??
Beat me to it - lol
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:39 PM   #4
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Beat me to it - lol
Well, if he beat you to it you didn't really need the condom...hmmm...

Never broke a racking cane though. Last piece of brewing equipment I broke was an airlock...small brush...even smaller hole...push, twist...CRACK!!...Oh, shiite!!...toss...
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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Although I haven't broken anything, I did order a second Hydrometer "just-in-case".

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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Although I haven't broken anything, I did order a second Hydrometer "just-in-case".
I have 2 also...
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
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...hydrometer...I've broken about 6 of them and won't buy another...last one broke in the autosampler while sticking a primary of a brown ale...lost glass and the lead shot right into the primary and had to toss it all!!!

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Old 01-25-2007, 11:46 PM   #8
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last week broke my first racking cane
have broken 2 glass carboys so far.
the first two i didn't realize the glass couldn't take temperature extremes like pyrex so i tried to cool the carboy of wort in a snowbank. nice crack around the bottom when i picked it up - luckily was able to pour the beer into a plastic bucket.
didn't learn it was the temp from the first one so on cleaning another one i used hot water and while shaking it had the bottom blow out.
i finally learned to use cool water

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Old 01-26-2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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1 hydrometer and two auto siphon inner canes in 3 years isn't too bad. I can live with it.

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Old 01-26-2007, 12:50 AM   #10
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I've busted a few airlocks. They get brittle after 5-6 years.

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