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Old 03-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #521
May 2011
Bartlesville, OK
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535 dropped it in the sanitizer a little too hard.

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #522
Jan 2012
Potsdam, NY
Posts: 34

So far the break count is at 1 hydrometer and 1 thermometer.

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:05 PM   #523
Oct 2011
, CT
Posts: 150
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536 and 537. Don't know how I did the most recent one, just relaized that there was water in it when I was checking the gravity on my last batch. On the bright side, that means the efficiency on that batch was better than I thought it was!

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #524
Jan 2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 51

I am on my 3rd two months of brewing.

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #525
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Apr 2010
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3rd one here as well, but over 2 years time.

New one has nice colors on it though, and Brix and alchohol too!

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #526
Mar 2010
San Francisco
Posts: 3

Ditto on still using the first hydrometer ever bought. Its been with me for 10+ years now, and that includes brewing in the college days!

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #527
Jan 2012
Boone, NC
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539 - Both broken while under the influence
Bottled: Modded Sierra Madre Pale Ale, Irish Red, Ska True Blonde Clone, Chocolate Stout (Partial Mash), Dead Ringer IPA (Partial Mash), Cider, Dead Ringer IPA (Extract), Orfy's Mild(AG), Busty Brunette Blonde(AG), Dead Ringer(AG), Chocolate Stout(AG), Pumpkin Ale(AG), Tits Up IIPA(AG)
Planned: Framboise

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #528
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Jun 2010
Carnegie, PA
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Broke mine today *just* before measuring my caramel quad (and I really wanted to know since this was my first AG 'big beer')...saved a bit and have it chilling in the fridge...hopefully will be able to get a new one first thing tomorrow and get a fairly accurate measurement. I just might buy two to have one for an extra!
Packaged: 15 Minute APA, Simple Cyser '14 (Nelson Sauvin Dry Hopped!), Spiced Cider, Spur of the Moment Graff
Primary: Simple Cyser '15
Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...?
Bulk Aging: Cocobochet, Wild Cider (2014 & 2015)
Planned: Fruitcake Old Ale, Not Just for Breakfast Stout. Otherwise, so many ideas, not enough time to brew them....

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #529
Sep 2011
Tacoma, Wa
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I have had 3 break in the past 4 months I broke one, brewing buddy broke mine, then wife broke one last week.
Click'Clack Drink'Drunk - 99.9 KISW The Mens Room

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #530
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Jan 2011
East Bay, NoR-CaL
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I test them in my water before every batch, Ive broken 2 and 2 went bad. That means Ive gone through 4 in two years... They go bad too easy, If you shake it too hard the paper inside will shift. Even an 1/8" will throw off your readings
On Deck ______________ Tasty's Brown (Brown with NB)
1st Primary ____________ Sour Pliny
Kegged________________ Sangio.Port Wine
Bottle Ageing __________ Giddy Gremlin, RyIIIPAWhiskey Vanilla Porter (Bottled 4-20)

SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
GOLD - BABO - "Hoptop"
SILVER - BABO - "Screaming Cream"
Honorable Mention: (x2) Giddy Gremlin RyIIpa (x1) Pliny The Mexican

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