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Old 12-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #711
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725 hydrometer in "protective" tube, carrying too much stuff to the garage. Back door gets caught in a breeze and in an instinctive move to stop it slamming, I tried and failed to grab the door.

What was that crunch? Oh.....
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #712
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No injuries at all. No pictures either ( to sad to take one) the middle tier on my gravity stand buckled. We were all inside and heard the crash.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #713
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Oh man I can't believe I've never seen this thread before!

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I used my first hydrometer with no incidents for over six years, then I broke four of them in a row, in four different brew sessions! I was tearing my hair out. My wife, as a joke, went down to the LHBS and bought me a dozen hydrometers. Since then, I had one break when I accidentally tapped it too hard against the bottom of the SS sink while rinsing. That was maybe a year ago.

So, 730
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #714
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731 Rolled off the kitchen table

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #715
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732- it tipped over after washing and broke.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:34 AM   #716
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733, I wasn't even brewing, and I moved something in the beer cabinet, and the bottom lightly bumped my sahti rocks. At least I have two...

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:12 AM   #717
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734- was about to check final gravity before kegging and it rolled right off the counter, doh!

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #718
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735 Was transporting equipment for brew day at a friend's house and dropped the empty bottling bucket with an unprotected hydrometer in it. ForgotI had put it in there.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #719
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736 - left in "the Thief" setting in the sink. Thief was hit while cleaning, launching the hydrometer across the kitchen and to the floor. OG: ?

edit: I can't count

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #720
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737- Dropped into a 1 gallon jug from too high a height. The real tragedy is I lost a gallon of good IPA

737- Removed from test tube and rinsed + sanitized. Then I popped it into it's protective sheath and it pushed out the bottom stopper and kept going into the sink. Smash. Mutha F(##(#(#~!!!

738- Sterilized and wrapped in a paper towel and placed into sterilized sheath. A protective, round sheath that rolls off the counter and lands on the tile floor. NOT BROKEN! Pull it out and check it. Miracle! This is going to be my lucky hydrometer. Re-wrap within a paper towel and put it in the protective sheath, put it in my supply bucket and then fall on my ass as I trip over the stupid dog. Everything's ok, nothing's broken, at least till next week when I pull it out of it's protective sheath.....

The next one is going to be my lucky hydrometer!

 
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