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Old 12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #701
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713 Used it for a total of two readings.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:49 AM   #702
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714 - tried to dryit off a bit by waving it around. I do not recommend this.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #703
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716 - the one that arrived with my starter gear was broken in box. I bought another and it only made it through one brew. Haven't had the heart to buy another... been flying by instinct for the last 8 batches or so!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 AM   #704
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717-hit the floor as a result of my enjoying homebrew while brewing.
718- While joking about breaking another hydrometer, we made it through the day. I cleaned it and put it back in the tube. I realized my autosiphon still had water in it so I turned it over to pour out in the sink. The hydrometer was in the same hand with the lid off. That thing exploded at the bottom of the sink!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 PM   #705
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Had a dream last night about watching my hydrometer roll off of the keezer and land on the garage floor, only to not break!!! I have never broken one..but I'm not sure if this dream was a good sign or bad...
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:08 AM   #706
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719
While taking the 3rd reading of a Milk Stout prior to a planned bottling this weekend.
Washed & rinsed it off. The summnabich jumped right out of my hands & headed towards the tile floor. Whew!
Caught it just it time. Put it in the middle of the dining room table on a dry towel.

And the cat decided to investigate. And play.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:15 AM   #707
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720- had a few to many while brewing and just dropped it.
721 brew stand collapsed on first 10 gal batch. Lost hydrometer, 10 gallons of home brew, and two bottles of yeast
722- toddler trying to take a reading. ( she can't wait to start brewing)

Finally bought a refract.

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:58 AM   #708
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721 brew stand collapsed on first 10 gal batch. Lost hydrometer, 10 gallons of home brew, and two bottles of yeast
Tell me you have pictures of this wreckage!?!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 AM   #709
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723- first batch I did, went to shake it dry after initial cleaning, learned the hard way to hold the heavy end when shaking...not the light end.

724- 3rd batch I was bringing a bunch of equipment up the stairs with just the hydrometer (in its plastic case) in my right hand. I proceeded to trip (up) the stairs. Fortunately the hydrometer was there to break my fall. I luckily had an extra by that time.

On my 10th batch and haven't broken one since with a refractometer hopefully in my future for Christmas!

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #710
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721 brew stand collapsed on first 10 gal batch
Wow. That could have ended very badly. People have sustained 3rd degree burns to most of their bodies, at times even fatally, from similar accidents involving massive spills of such hot and sticky liquid. That is why brewstands should ALWAYS be built to "overkill", and should NEVER be skimped on - the added costs of extra materials and stronger materials are NOTHING compared to the potential costs (both monetary and personal/physical "costs") that can result from such accidents. I'm very glad to see that you weren't seriously injured!

 
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