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Old 03-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #521
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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
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So far the break count is at 1 hydrometer and 1 thermometer.

 
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:05 PM   #523
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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
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I am on my 3rd one....in two months of brewing.

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #525
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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
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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
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539 - Both broken while under the influence
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #528
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540...

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!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #529
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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.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #530
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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
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