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Old 09-03-2012, 02:12 AM   #631
Nov 2011
, NE
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649. It slipped out of my hand as I was rinsing it off to take my FG.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #632
Jan 2012
Canton, ME
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sorry... still have the same hydrometer I got off a craigslist score when I first started brewing, 2 or 3 years ago... I've dropped it a couple times and a few near misses but the thing seems to be bulletproof. I must be blessed by the beer gods.

(I'll report back tomorrow after they decide to break it, just for me posting this)

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:00 AM   #633
Oct 2007
Conover, North Carolina
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650, dropped it in the sink a while back.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #634
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Transporting the tube it came in without the lid on it. Darn thing slipped out into the tile floor.


Left one laying on its side and placed more items on top and crushed it.

I have three spares because these things break way too easy! I do have a brix meter on order to hopefully go away from these glass tubes.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #635
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Jun 2012
toledo, oh
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what sort of hydrometer costs $14.95? The ones I buy are a couple of bucks, and I make sure I buy at least one every trip. I have two backups at the moment, and have smoked about four of them.

Originally Posted by JefeTheVol View Post
I figured at because so many of brewers are completely clumsy that we should be keeping a count of how many hydrometers the average message board breaks over a one year period. If you're like me, I broke mine the first time I used it. Checking account balance: minus $14.95. Ill start. Just search for this thread if, and when, you break one because I think it will be interesting to see how many we actually go through.

Hydrometer Count: 1
Jake in Toledo

Primary: Privateer English Pale Ale
Bottled: Pacific Pride (American) Pale Ale

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:35 AM   #636
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+5 over the years, so 656

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:07 AM   #637
Aug 2012
Fulleron, CA
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Broke one a couple of weeks ago and just noticed the thread.

“In Vino Veritas, In Cervesio Felicitas” — Anonymous

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #638
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Carnegie, PA
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658...just measured some gravities and was quite concerned that both of my recent brews had apparently finished in the low 1.000's! I was getting ready to start figuring out where I had gone wrong with my mash temps, and how much maltodextran to add when I realized there seemed to be a bit of condensation *inside* the hydrometer! I checked plain water, and sure enough, it was reading 0.990...after a bit of searching, I found the tiny crack near the bottom of the lower bulb...

I think this time I might just buy TWO hydrometers, just to have a spare one handy and ready to go into service!
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 09-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #639
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jackson, New Jersey
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659 f*** f*** f*** f*** f***
Collusion Brewing

Primary - Unearthly clone
Primary -

keg 1 - Kolsch
Keg 2 - Cassvile IPA
Keg 3 - Chocolate Stout
Keg 4 - Stans Session
Keg 5 - Cream of Heat
Keg 6 - Barb Berry Blonde
Keg 7 - Helles

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #640
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Apr 2010
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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+3 in my 8 years of brewing. I always have 1 or 2 backups, though.

On tap:
1. Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout 2. Michigan IPL 3. Helles 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde
1. American Pale 2. American Pale 3. ESB 4. ESB 5. none 6. none
1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none
About 23 gallons of beer & 3 gallons of mead
Kegged & conditioning:
Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Altbier, Helles

Current batch #: 246

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