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Old 05-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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Sorry, I had to LOL on that one. So far I have not broke my hydrometer (and probably wont' since I now have a refractometer), but I can totally see myself doing that.

Sorry about your loss, but RDWHAHB!
Thank you for your consolation. Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere and there is no LHBS for me. I'm traveling to Detroit on Friday and won't be able to get a new hydrometer until I'm there.

A side note: a rigged up a blowoff tube for this one, but it didn't work and I awoke this morning to find a beer explosion in my closet and krausen oozing onto the carpeting. It's currently oozing into my bathtub.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:38 PM   #12
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But you are still leaving a zero out.
i've never seen a hydrometer that went over 1.150, let alone 1.320

Either give just the 2 digit points (i.e. FG 54 is the same as FG 1.054), or give the 1.xxx number with the leading zero (assuming its not over 1.100 of course).

Its just less confusing

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:42 PM   #13
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But you are still leaving a zero out.
i've never seen a hydrometer that went over 1.150, let alone 1.320

Either give just the 2 digit points (i.e. FG 54 is the same as FG 1.054), or give the 1.xxx number with the leading zero (assuming its not over 1.100 of course).

Its just less confusing
Sorry. The OG was 1.320. It was the first time I read it, at least.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:48 PM   #14
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But you are still leaving a zero out.
i've never seen a hydrometer that went over 1.150, let alone 1.320
Yea, it actually went higher, but I'm not sure how high now because it's broken. At 1.320 the hydrometer said "dessert wine".
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:56 PM   #15
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Thank you for your consolation. Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere and there is no LHBS for me. I'm traveling to Detroit on Friday and won't be able to get a new hydrometer until I'm there.

A side note: a rigged up a blowoff tube for this one, but it didn't work and I awoke this morning to find a beer explosion in my closet and krausen oozing onto the carpeting. It's currently oozing into my bathtub.
Congrats! You're not a real brewer until a batch of beer has ruined a significant portion of your home or caused bodily harm.
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Congrats! You're not a real brewer until a batch of beer has ruined a significant portion of your home or caused bodily harm.
It sure didn't take me long to become a real brewer
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Your OG is somewhere between 1.095 and 1.100. Just fine for a BW. As for your massive blowoff, What size vessel are you fermenting this beast in and at what temperature? What yeast are you using and how much?

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Heh... thanks, now I'm immortal. Or something.

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I noticed that there was a lot of hops at the bottom of my test tube, and I think the hydrometer was resting on the hops. I pressed down on the hydrometer and it came back up at 1.22.
When you put your hydrometer in the testing tube (sorry about you loss, btw) do you just leave it and let it bob up and down? Because you should always grab the top of your hydrometer with your thumb and index finger and give it a good spin. That will knock off any bubbles which can cling on to the glass of the hydrometer and make it more buoyant, thus giving you a much higher OG than expected.

I'm assuming this is a viable theory seeing as when you just displaced it, as you mentioned above, it droped to 1.220.

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