Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > RIP Hydrometer #3
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
TexLaw
Here's Lookin' Atcha!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexLaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,698
Liked 27 Times on 26 Posts

Default

I know I'm not on my first, but I might be on my second. I don't think I broke the first one, either. I think the paper got out of whack. I don't remember breaking one (knock on wood).


TL


__________________
Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.

Drinking Frog Brewery, est. 1993
TexLaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #12
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,369
Liked 3649 Times on 2482 Posts
Likes Given: 2459

Default

I still have my first from about 20 years ago. But I haven't brewed that often during most of that time. I generally rinse it off and wipe it and put it right back in it's plastic case.

I am also considering buying a refractometer, simply for ease of use. I hate having to cool the wort down.


__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 08:08 PM   #13
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,244
Liked 97 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

My signature back in the day used to say:

Hydrometers will only make you worry....

I hated them. Still do. I stopped using them after breaking several and just stopped thinking about gravity. For extract brews, it's really not necessary.

I broke down and started using one again when I switched to all grain, but I still hate the thing and I gave it away on the "Pay it Forward" thread last night.

Edit: even with my AG, I only take an OG reading to see how my efficiency was. Never take FG readings. I consistantly get 73%-75% efficiency, so even the OG reading isn't necessary anymore.
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 09:17 PM   #14
Richabt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 442
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

On 3rd one after 14 years. There were a few breaks in brewing action, but feel fortunate.
__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Hefe
On Tap: Backporch IPA, Rosemary Pale Ale
Richabt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #15
PT Ray
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Still have my original hydrometer from like 93. However, I cracked a miniature one that was only about 3"-4" long that came with it's own beaker (whatever it's called). That was the coolest little thing.
PT Ray is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #16
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,544
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

refractometer refractometer refractometer refractometer

For what you people are paying in buying multiples hydrometers, you could all own a refractometer.

Springer, you make me laugh. You can't be bothered to input data in a calculator, but you can be bothered to sanitize 2-4 pieces of equipment? lol.
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 10:30 PM   #17
archroy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Dalles, OR
Posts: 36
Default

I broke quite a few hydrometers in the past but now have a plastic one that works really well and no worries about dropping it
archroy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 10:47 PM   #18
bigcountrybrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 85
Default

On #3 now. First one was while cleaning/sanatizing, the second while trying to ohh so careful when putting it away.
bigcountrybrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 12:45 AM   #19
TommyBoy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Posts: 546
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Lost a hydro to a wrench? Lol... Nice.

I have had the same one for about 11 years now. I almost just bought a refract. but I have been mentioning it to several family members recently so I might wait to see if I get it as a gift soon. If not I will get one in Jan.
__________________
Heros are made 10 gallons at a time.

Kegged/On Tap - Double IPA
Conditioning - Orange Ale
TommyBoy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 02:35 AM   #20
Snafu
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Snafu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,033
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

on #3 here also, would more than likely be more if it wasn't for the refractometer


__________________
I have vessels, some contain beer.
Snafu is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using hydrometer daveooph131 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 04-10-2009 06:02 PM
Hydrometer way off- or is it me? Docapi Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-15-2008 03:56 PM
Hydrometer 101 JacktheKnife Extract Brewing 8 11-04-2007 10:06 PM
hydrometer 101 ARV9673 General Techniques 9 11-25-2006 04:23 PM
Help With My Hydrometer msbs2003 Wine Making Forum 11 08-12-2006 02:06 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS