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RyanPDX 01-18-2010 04:06 AM

Broke my Hydrometer
So I had just finished up an IPA last night, and was getting ready to pitch my yeast. I took out a sample and took a reading, and upon removing my hydrometer from the tube, the little sucker slipped out and smacked the counter, breaking the bottom tip. At least I got the reading before I broke it. Oh well, guess I am on my way to not being a noob anymore with that outta the way.

NogLager 01-18-2010 04:19 AM

A container of garlic powder rolled out of my cupboard and smashed my hyrdrometer a couple weeks ago. It's a few more bucks to replace. All hobbies are supposed to cost money, right? :)

Chudz 01-18-2010 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by NogLager (Post 1817656)
A container of garlic powder rolled out of my cupboard and. . . .

Heh, I thought you were going to say it fell into your wort. Garlic flavored beer, anyone?

Conodor 01-18-2010 03:05 PM

I just bought a refractometer for $28 on Ebay they are a bit more durable. Might wann go that route. Less of. Sample is what sold me.

iswenson 01-18-2010 03:35 PM

yea but each sample is a great opportunity to have a taste

Trevor57 01-18-2010 04:28 PM

I'm on my 3rd hydrometer in 6 months. Whoops!

Hammy71 01-18-2010 05:05 PM

Broke mine last night too. I'm stopping by the LHBS later in the week....think I'll buy six. :mad:

BillyBroas 01-18-2010 05:06 PM

On number 6 or 7 now. It happens..

Scimmia 01-18-2010 05:08 PM


The owner of my LHBS told me that if someone invented an unbreakable hydrometer, she'd probably go out of business. :)

Gremlyn 01-18-2010 05:11 PM

Just don't use them to stir your wort! I learned that the hard way; the hydrometer was the only sterilised piece of equipment I had left and I didn't have any more iodophor mixed up (dumped it a few mins earlier without thinking). So I used the hydrometer, and it snapped off in my fingers and fell into the wort. Didn't die from drinking glass shards at least...

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