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Old 11-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #21
Mar 2009
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Put it back in the holding tube,the bottom came out and crash all over the tile floor

+1 RIP

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #22
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Mar 2009
Peoria, AZ
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I had just bought my third last weekend when I saw AHS had the sale on refractometers so I picked one of those up. I'm done with the #*%& hydrometers.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:28 AM   #23
Oct 2007
QCA, Iowa
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Broke my second one today.

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Old 11-22-2009, 04:41 AM   #24
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Jul 2009
Grandville, MI
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only broke one so far, but now that i went and said it like that....

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #25
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One here as well.

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:50 AM   #26
I use secondaries. :p
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Sep 2005
Cary, NC
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I think the point of this thread is for people to make posts to it when they actually, newly, break a hydrometer, isn't it?
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #27
Nov 2008
Spokane, Wa
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One. It was like 25 years old.
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Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Keg 1: Bridgeport IPA Clone(Kegged on 09/27/09, 5.5%)
Keg 2: St. Feuillien Abbey Ale(Kegged 07/20/09, 7.8%)
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:41 PM   #28
Sep 2008
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I've only dropped one which resulted in a clean up effort... I view it as paying homage to the beer goddess'.

so +1 here...
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:59 PM   #29
Aug 2008
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i have broke 1 hydrometer.

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Old 11-22-2009, 11:01 PM   #30
May 2009
Lititz, PA
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I was getting some odd readings from a hydrometer that was about 15 years old (I took a loooong break from brewing) so I calibrated it and discovered that it was off, like the paper slipped or something. So I bought a new one, used it once and after taking an FG reading started to wash it. I was cleaning it very gently and it...just...snapped. The glass was paper thin. Don't know if that's normal or not but I broke one and, maybe, wore one out. So two?

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