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Old 08-05-2011, 04:28 AM   #251
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Originally Posted by JoeyChopps View Post
The only one I ever "broke" was my own dumbass fault. I put it in the dishwasher to sanatize and all the stuff inside melted
That reminds me of finding out I could re-use the pop up timers for chicken or turkey.
This thread is good to know for what not to do. Will that prevent me from destroying another hydro in some stupid way? No.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #252
Apr 2011
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+1 = 306.

I was sure it would never happen to me. Left it on the table, in the container for it, and it rolled off. Lucky it only shattered in the container, easy cleanup. Still, now one of my brews is FG=how should I know. heh...

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #253
Apr 2011
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+1 307

Dropped during prep. Mystery OG for me too.

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Old 08-08-2011, 06:35 PM   #254
Nov 2010
Castle Rock, Colorado
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I just broke my first hydrometer about 2 minutes before I was going to check my O.G. on my first all grain brew.=308

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:49 AM   #255
May 2011
East Bay, CA
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+1= 309

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #256
Apr 2011
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Call me butter fingers... This is the 2nd batch in a row wher I dropped my hydrometer.


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Old 08-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #257
Jan 2011
Peoria, AZ
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Was cleaning some equipment and had it in some star san and I lightly dropped my baster in the water from maybe half a foot above and split the damn thing in half. Cant believe how easy that 10 dollar piece of glass is...

Note to self. Never clean anything else with my new 10 dollar fragile piece of glass.

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:53 PM   #258
Aug 2010
West KY
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+1= 312

It popped out as I was shutting the drawer that it was housed in. Broke it really well.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:43 PM   #259
Jun 2011
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0 = 312
On Deck: Cream Ale and Blue Moon clone for MIL

Primary: Hopped Up Brown

Bottled: Litehaus Wheat, Orange APA, Rauchbier, Willy's Cream Stout

Kegged: Tank 7 Clone renamed "Le Ferme" (dryhopped cascade, sorachi), Caramel Amber Ale, Trout Bum APA, 3 Dogs APA

Gallons Brewed Since June: 53.5
I seriously cannot imagine a day or life without beer!

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #260
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Pasadena, California
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Are you serious, 312 hydro's have been broken?

Butterfingers, all of you.
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Fermenting: Edwort's Wounded Knee IPA (no-chill), XH Limeade #3

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