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Old 01-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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Man, bad day for hydrometers (and Charger fans ) yesterday. I broke mine as well brewing a Ruination clone....

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:29 PM   #12
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I bought one at the LHBS getting my stuff to start brewing and last week I made an order to northernbrewer and said "hmm better grab a few spare hydrometers since they're so easy to break".

Broke the hydrometer I had LATER THAT DAY! Yeesh wish someone made one a little less... breakable

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #13
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I was shaking the excess water off of mine (holding it by the narrow end of course) and the bottom half snapped off and shot half way across the room.

I am going to look into a refractometer instead.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:55 PM   #14
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Please note under my name.... I think I am on #6 or 7...

I just need to break down and get a refractometer...

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:33 AM   #15
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So after reliving my broken hydrometer story earlier, I broke another one this evening. Given that, I went searching. I found another post that referenced these. The other posters had favorable reviews. The way I see it, if I break two more hydrometers, I have spent as much money as this. Given that, I am a soon to be proud owner of a refratometer
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-0-32-ATC-Bri...item56386b1431

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:39 AM   #16
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yea but each sample is a great opportunity to have a taste
i like the way you think
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:45 AM   #17
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Just ordered this exact one last week. it was here in 3 or 4 days. Sturdy feeling and i feel for $30 it's more than what i will need.

I will put it to test on my next batch. But i am very happy with it so far.
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