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Old 08-03-2010, 11:30 AM   #51
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on my 2nd one in two years



 
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #52
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I've only broken one.
I kept it in the plastic shipping container they come in... Pulled the cap off tube to replace the hydrometer and dropped it in... When I heard it crash on the floor, I realized I took the cap off the other end to get the hydo out... it slid straight through and out the other end.



 
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #53
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I think having an extra one somehow keeps you from breaking the first one.

Got that right. I've broken two in the past three months (both times washing brew equipment). Unreal how easily they broke. Seems my 3rd one has survived as a result of having a back up.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #54
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About to order a 3rd maybe a 4th since Jan. (Kids got the first one and Wife the second)

 
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:06 PM   #55
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Wife broke my first one, second is going strong.

 
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #56
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Broke one last brew day. On number two right now and it's .002 off. My homebrew shop is junk.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #57
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hmmmm, I'm not sure, but quite a few. At least 3 broken ones that I can definitely recall, including one that I broke before I'd used it even once. I bought two now so I'd have a spare. With my luck, I'm never going to need the spare...

If I'd been thinking, though, I probably would have given up on hydrometers altogether:
-place the sample container (a graduated cylinder is perfect) on an accurate kitchen scale (the one you use for measuring out hops, +/- 0.1 grams is good, but the more accurate it is, the smaller the sample size needs to be)
-'tare' the scale
-pour in a measured sample at 'standard conditions' (i.e. 25 degrees C)
-simple math: 1.015, for example, means that 1000mL would weigh 1015g; or 100mL, 101.5g; or a 10mL, 10.15g (isn't metric fun?)

Easier, cheaper, and more accurate than your average hydrometer.


 
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #58
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Just spent about 20 minutes on hold. Had to do something.

Please include the running total in your post.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #59
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Forgot to add mine. +2


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Old 08-03-2010, 09:40 PM   #60
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Just got my second one Friday. +1

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