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Old 01-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #101
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A brewing buddy of mine not on here broke one I gave him. I suppose that counts...

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:20 PM   #102
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Only one so far. I got lazy and instead of pulling out a wort sample like I always do I decided to check the gravity in my 7.5 gallon keggle and it bounced off the bottom slightly cracking it.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #103
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #104
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I have 3 with the tips broken off and one that was broken beyond recognition. Guess that brings the count up to...

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:26 PM   #105
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I've only managed to break 2 before realizing my error and switching to a refractometer. Now I just need to make sure not to break that too.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:32 PM   #106
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It is recommended to never hold a hydrometer by the top and shake water off it...DAMHIK

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:38 PM   #107
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Got through the whole brew day, no problems, then went ahead and sat the empty boil kettle right on top of it

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #108
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126 broke one a few months back....

 
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:09 AM   #109
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+1 = 127

Scored my first break today. Don't elbow your hydrometer when it's sticking out of a beaker to dry.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:10 AM   #110
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+2 = 129

But I don't think the second one really counts because I swear it was broken before I brought it home.

 
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