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Old 11-21-2009, 04:49 AM   #11
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I broke my first one Tuesday.

Well, second, if you count the one I had for aquarium purposes that I broke a few years ago. First brewing hydrometer though.

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:55 AM   #12
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2 down for me. Im on my third!
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #13
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I'm on #4. The weird thing is I've been brewing for 11 years and I broke all three within the span of a few months. I had my first hydrometer for about 5 years, and my 4th hydrometer for 5+ years, #2 and #3 only lasted a brew or two each.

Now I have a refractometer as a back-up. Hopefully I don't break that!

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:47 PM   #14
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I just broke number 3. The last two I used for only one batch. I've broken my last one because I'm getting a refractometer.

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:51 PM   #15
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Southern AZ
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+2 KIA. Hoping to keep the third around for a bit.

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:08 PM   #16
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None yet, but I have a back-up plus a plastic hydrometer now (which seems to be more accurate as you can nip off pieces of plastic to bring it down to exact calibration). I think having an extra one somehow keeps you from breaking the first one.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #17
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May 2008
Some Where, Indiana
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+1 conpewter I haven't broken one since i went a bought 3 over a year ago. Seems to do the the trick for me.

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:22 PM   #18
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Dec 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 over fifteen years or so. After the last I bought a refractometer.

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #19
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Temple Texas
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I broke my first one last weekend, on my third brew day. I have read about so many people breaking them, so I'm going to AHS today to pickup a refractometer.

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:56 PM   #20
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I broke my first one a few weeks ago, after only a half a dozen brewing sessions. I ordered a new one and a refractometer and expect delivery today.

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