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mtrogers14 10-07-2012 11:06 PM

" Hydrometer test jar"
 
Any ideas on something to use as a hydrometer test vessel until I can get one. My LHBS is out and I don't want to wait and pay to have one shipped. There has got to be an everyday home item that I can get at a retail store to hold me over......right ??

Gitmoe 10-07-2012 11:16 PM

You can use the tube the hydrometer came in if you're in a pinch.

sonofgrok 10-07-2012 11:21 PM

Yeah, the hydrometer tube has been working for me.

tuckferrorists 10-07-2012 11:34 PM

I think the op is trying to say that he doesn't have that anymore and is looking for a non brewing equipment idea. You can always use some spare PVC or clear larger diameter tubing. My friend encountered this problem when he brewed a smaller test batch where the fermentation vessel was too shallow for the hydrometer, and he didn't have the hydrometer tube.

Good luck!

OMJ 10-07-2012 11:58 PM

You could probably use one of those super tall novelty shop glasses that hold like 4 or 6 shots. Not sure where to find them though.

gratus fermentatio 10-08-2012 01:44 PM

Maybe a heffeweizen glass? Sanitized, of course.
Regards, GF.

menerdari 10-08-2012 04:26 PM

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For the record, not all hydrometer packing tubes will work as test tubes. I bought 2 and both came in the same square tube, too short, too narrow and too tight.

mulleram 10-08-2012 04:41 PM

I used my beer thief as the test tube. It seemed to work really well.

Revvy 10-08-2012 04:43 PM

Bud vase from a dollar store. Or any tube shaped vessel.

http://www.taylorrentalbroadview.com...7/bud_vase.jpg

unionrdr 10-08-2012 06:26 PM

Good one revs. I didn't think of the bud vase thing. Pretty darn close,isn't it?


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