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Old 07-29-2011, 02:16 AM   #231
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I thought I was putting mine back in its plastic sleeve... the cap wasn't on the bottom of it, and it fell through the tube right on to the floor. +1


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Old 07-30-2011, 10:09 PM   #232
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My wife killed the 8 year old hydrometer that came with my first brew kit, just last night. By dropping a pint glass on it.
Poor little guy. Buried him in an old cigar box out in the back yard.


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Old 08-01-2011, 02:24 PM   #233
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #234
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Sad thing is I didn't break either. Let's just say I'm the only one who touches the hydrometer now
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:04 PM   #235
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Neither happened when I was actually using my hydrometer.

The first was a couple of years ago, right after I started brewing. I was proudly showing a buddy my new toy, and dropped the hydrometer in the tube to show how I measured gravity ... but the tube was empty, so the hydrometer fell straight through air and knocked the cap out the bottom, then went straight to the tile floor.

The second was last week. Hydrometer was sitting on a nice soft towel on a shelf in my fermentation closet, but somehow I managed to knock over an empty bottle tree ... bottle tree hooked the hydrometer and rolled it right off its towel, off the shelf. Again with the tile floor.

Now I'm keeping 2 hydrometers in the house at all times.
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I accidentally dropped something on it. Luckily I had a spare.
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I thought I had the cap on the tube it came in. I did not, it fell go boom.
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I figured I would add all of my past breaks at once. First time, I unknowingly dropped the hydrometer on the carpet and later stepped on it. Second one was on the counter where I left it, but broken. I suspect SWMBO. Third one, I just dropped on the floor.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:17 PM   #239
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... note to self, wash gently.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:24 PM   #240
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[QUOTE=GryphonBrew;3135224... note to self, wash gently.[/QUOTE]

It's my hydrometer and I'll wash it as fast as I want too!


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