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Old 08-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Worst brew day ever.

I Gotta vent to someone...the wife won't understand. Completely plagued with f!@# ups today. Got to a really late start after doing a tune up on SWMBO's car, Broke hydrometer #4 (for 2012), didn't look at the weather and was completely unaware of the imminent thunderstorms, 60 minute mash on the hefeweizen turned into a 180minute mash due to the rain delay, and as of now I just added 4oz. of fuggles(planned for my hoppy red ale) to my hefe instead of the 2oz of hallertaur. Hopefully I get my s#$t together for batch #2 next!

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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The long mash and the hop sub won't hurt a bit.

I've had the rain actually start coming down into my open boil pot. That sucks.

[edit] 4 oz instead of 2 isn't good.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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Lol thanks for the words of encouragement, its an 11gal batch so hopefully it wont be ridiculously hoppy for a hefe.

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:30 AM   #4
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Ya never know, might turn out to be the best beer you have brewed to date :-).

The next brew will go better.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:00 AM   #5
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Dude. If you've broken 4 hydrometers this year you seriously need to take a step back and figure out a way to simplify your brew day. Best of luck and I'm sure the beer will turn out great.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:04 AM   #6
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Dude. If you've broken 4 hydrometers this year you seriously need to take a step back and figure out a way to simplify your brew day. Best of luck and I'm sure the beer will turn out great.
If I broke four hydrometers I think I'd invest in a plastic one.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #7
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I brew pretty often, so I'm sure the odds aren't in my favor for suicidal hydrometers. Do they actually make plastic ones? I've never seen em at the LHBS or online.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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I didn't know about plastic hydrometers either. I just found this link:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/coopers-plastic-hydrometer-271883/

PS. I switched to a refractometer after breaking 2 hydrometers.

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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Switch to a refractometer my friend! The best investment I've ever made, the hyrometer stays hidden away until I need to take a FG reading

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