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Old 11-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #31
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You know, all you evil guys jinxed me! Last one of these I posted i said I have never broken one. Well sure enough, about a week ago I took a hydro reading of my cider (0.998) and my SWMBO poked me in the side, I spun my head around and hit the hydro and cider sample off the counter with the bill of my hat... DOH! not only did it break but I lost my sample of cider!!!! So my official count is now 1 dead hydro RIP lil guy.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:09 AM   #32
Oct 2009
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Here I was thinking I would never break one... I was puting it in the plastic tube, it felt like it went in and then.... oops.... pop....

Sounds like a bad condom review.

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #33
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Two for me so far. Now it stays in the test tube...

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:46 PM   #34
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So last Sunday I decided to really analyze my brewing process by taking gravity readings at every step. I'm pretty lazy, and I usually wait until I'm about to boil, then take a reading. If I'm low, I top up with extract. I usually get 70% to 75% efficiency into the carboy without extract, though.

Not Sunday. That was my day to turn my brew day into a chemistry lab experiment, and I was going to take a reading after the first runnings and after each batch sparge step to find out where I was losing efficiency. I reached up to grab my hydrometer from the shelf it was on without realizing that the tube it was in didn't have its top on it.


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Old 12-31-2009, 10:18 PM   #35
Dec 2009
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broke one. luckily it was in its plastic case when it got smacked. It started rolling off the counter and I smashed it trying to catch it. At least there was no cleanup involved!

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:15 PM   #36
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Just broke my 3rd, considering this is only my 9th Brew, this isnt looking good. Maybe its time to go with a refractometer /cheers
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:31 PM   #37
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Had the same one for 6 years! It will NEVER break!

(Now watch next brew it will somehow break)
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #38
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So where is the running total?
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:30 AM   #39
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I've broken two this year before finally buying a hydrometer.

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:54 PM   #40
Feb 2010
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Never broken one, but I have a question. Is that paper scale anchored in any way other than it being rolled up and pressed against the inside of the glass? what's to keep it from shifting? How do I check the calibration of mine to make sure the paper hasn't moved?

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