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Old 10-07-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default I broke my first hydrometer!!!

I never thought it would happen to me but it finally did. i broke my first hydrometer ever. and the way i did it was with a block of cheese lol. i left the hydrometer out on my counter after taking my final readings. about an hour later i went to get some cheese out to make my son a sandwich and threw it down on the counter. Bamn!!! glass everywhere!!! so my question is how did you brake your first hydrometer? interested in your guys experiences lol!!

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Old 10-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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I was drying mine with a towel and lost my grip on it. When it hit the kitchen floor it shattered into a thousand pieces. I spent the next hour cleaning up tiny glass fragments. What a PITA.

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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I had it sitting against the wall on the kitchen counter (a really safe spot so that it won't roll onto the floor, right?), and I put a bucket of beer on the counter in front of it. A little while later, I decided that I needed a little bit more room in front of the bucket, so I slid the bucket back a little bit and heard glass being crushed.

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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I made what must've been some really sh*tty beer once and it melted my hydrometer.

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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I made what must've been some really sh*tty beer once and it melted my hydrometer.
Holy crap!!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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Awful thin aren't they. I had one leaning against the wall on the counter, moved something bumped it and watched it fall over and break

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #7
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I can't remember but I have broken my fair share of them

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

we have a running thread... please add your broken one to this thread if you haven't already done so.

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