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Old 02-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #151
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Broke one last night when it rolled off the counter. That makes the count 190.

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:49 PM   #152
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Fell through the bottom of the test jar.

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:37 PM   #153
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fell out of the test jar when it tipped and landed on the concrete floor..

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:39 PM   #154
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When I was kegging my latest batch, I had just washed the hydrometer and it was in the drying rack. I knocked into when I was getting ready to wash something else and sheared the top off.

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #155
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Broke if going from cold to hot water......rookie

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:23 AM   #156
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Dropped one a couple weeks ago

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:45 AM   #157
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dropped mine into the plastic tube it came in and it pushed the stopper out the other end of the tube crashing onto the concrete +1

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:31 AM   #158
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My second hydrometer slipped through my fingers two weeks ago when I was tipping it out of my thief. It hit the sink and got a hairline, which I taped up. Today, when I went to grab it, the crack turned in to the top 1/2 cm of the thing being lopped off.

So this puts me at two in less than 5 months. Wowee.

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:50 AM   #159
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I broke my third one about six months ago, and I never replaced it.

I'm probably weird in the brewing community, but I don't really feel the need to check anymore. I've brewed often enough and understand my equipment and process to the point where I know what I'm going to get 'close enough' for me.

Brewing is more art than science to me, and as long as I follow my process, I know I'm hitting the important numbers.

I suppose that if I ever change a component in my system (mashtun, burner or boil kettle), I'll start taking readings again until I dial that component in, but for now, I'm happy that the pale ale I make today will be the same as the one I made a year ago.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:36 AM   #160
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Rolled off the counter...

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