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Old 01-22-2011, 03:15 AM   #111
Jul 2009
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3 in my history, so = 132
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:34 AM   #112
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never, then 3 in the last two months...


I swear they make them so thin for just this reason.

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Old 01-22-2011, 03:36 AM   #113
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137. One during cleaning, one was in a sample jar that I swatted off a bench.

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Old 01-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #114
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Feb 2010
Western NY, New York
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1 stiring some yeast with it like an idiot (it was the only thing sterilized near me)


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Old 01-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #115
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Jan 2009
Folsom, CA
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140. One I found broken with my beer stuff. The second broke shortly there after.

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:00 PM   #116
Feb 2010
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Mine was no match for my slate floor. 1 down.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:27 AM   #117
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:31 AM   #118
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Calgary, AB
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+1 DON'T TRY TO CATCH IT WHEN YOU DROP IT. It will try to cut your finger off.


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Old 02-27-2011, 05:33 AM   #119
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+1 = 144

I always wondered what was wrong with people always breaking their hydrometers... but then on my last batch, I accidentally knocked it off a surface when I was grabbing a bunch of other equipment. It only fell at most a foot and a half, and on to pretty plush carpet (go figure... the ONLY carpeted room in my entire house), and the Alla France piece of crap broke anyways... shattered little bits in the carpet. At least it was just the top part that broke, so the lead shot remained entirely contained.

That whole bit though about how easily they break when you only have one, but never seeming to break when you ARE prepared with a backup is garbage though. I had 3! Not because I felt I needed one just in case - I thought only an idiot could break it! - but because I accidentally ordered one with my initial kit, not realizing it already contained one, and then buying a third recently for accuracy purposes when I realized that the two identical hydrometers I DID have weren't even agreeing with each other.

Either way, I now apparently joined the brotherhood of clumsy idiots. After seeing how easily they break, I think I'm just going to get a refractometer... not only does it have other benefits, but I'm willing to bet it will save me money in the long run!

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #120
Jul 2010
Grand Rapids, MI
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I got 7 years out of my first one before I broke it. I have about 1 year on it's replacement. +1=145.


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