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Old 12-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #721
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I just found my hydrometer broken. It was 19 years old and passed down from my dad. Its what I get for not storing it in its container. At least I made it 3 years without breaking it

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #722
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740 - that's what I get for keeping it in an unsecured location
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #723
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741. But, I'm out of CO2 and need some ingredients for the next batch or 2. I think I might pick up a couple hydrometers, just in case it happens again.

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #724
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742 Somehow I lost the cap to the sheath. I was walking across the kitchen from the beer cabinet to the sink to sanitize. My girlfriend said something from the other room. I quickly turned to hear what she was saying, but didn't realize I was holding the hydrometer almost parallel to the floor. The hydrometer went flying out of the sheath like a jai ali ball.

I finished my batch and started another one before I replaced it. I have both batches a little extra time to make sure they were done.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #725
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743. I just need to leave it in the sheath until I get out to the garage. Fortunately I had an extra. I'll have to buy another extra.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #726
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743. I just need to leave it in the sheath until I get out to the garage. Fortunately I had an extra. I'll have to buy another extra.

Didn't help me, broke because it was in the sheath and I didn't see that the clear cover was off. Who puts a clear cover on these things really? Guess it's one way to ensure I buy another.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #727
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745-- was shaking some sanitizing solution off of it and the damn thing exploded in my hand. Glad I wasn't cut.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #728
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746 - I let go to high into my sample tube and it broke the tip off.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #729
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747 - Have no idea how it happened. Put hydrometer into pot filled with PBW solution, along with a vinyl hose and some other stuff. I remeber putting the hydrometer last, I turned around for a minute or two, turned back and suddenly noticed two pieces of the hydrometer floating in the solution. I have no idea how it broke, I'm sure it was still intact when I put it into the cleaning solution.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #730
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748 - It finally happened. I was cleaning it in the sink with a soapy sponge, and it slipped right out of my hand, shattered in the sink. The wife picked me up TWO on her way home from work. Winning!

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