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Old 12-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #711
Sep 2012
Warrington, Cheshire
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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.....
Scientifically speaking, alcohol IS a solution.....

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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
Sep 2012
Silver Spring, MD
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Oh man I can't believe I've never seen this thread before!


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
For they garner the succulent berries of the hop and mass and sift and bruise and brew them and they mix therewith sour juices and bring the must to the sacred fire and cease not night or day from their toil, those cunning brothers, lords of the vat. -James Joyce

On deck: Orange Cranberry Wit, Dusseldorf Altbier
Primary: Belgian Partigyle Tripel/Saison, 1/1
Secondary: none
Bottles: Northern Brown Ale, 1/10; English IPA, 12/31; Cider, 12/9; White House Honey Ale AG, 12/9;

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #714
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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Mar 2012
Mohave Valley, Az
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732- it tipped over after washing and broke.

Naked Brew

Bartender Ill have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.

I have spent more $ on brewing equipment than my truck cost!

Green beer sucks, let it age/condition/finish and become great before drinking it. WileECoyote

Good/Great beer takes time! if you want a quick beer go to the store or bar!

Things come and go. Good beer will live on for ever ! WileECoyote

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:34 AM   #716
Mar 2012
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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
Jan 2012
cincy, oh
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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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Nov 2012
Akron, OH
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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
Aug 2012
Toledo, OH
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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
Feb 2012
manchester, nh
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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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