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Old 01-18-2010, 05:06 AM   #1
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So I had just finished up an IPA last night, and was getting ready to pitch my yeast. I took out a sample and took a reading, and upon removing my hydrometer from the tube, the little sucker slipped out and smacked the counter, breaking the bottom tip. At least I got the reading before I broke it. Oh well, guess I am on my way to not being a noob anymore with that outta the way.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:19 AM   #2
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A container of garlic powder rolled out of my cupboard and smashed my hyrdrometer a couple weeks ago. It's a few more bucks to replace. All hobbies are supposed to cost money, right?

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by NogLager View Post
A container of garlic powder rolled out of my cupboard and. . . .
Heh, I thought you were going to say it fell into your wort. Garlic flavored beer, anyone?

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Old 01-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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I just bought a refractometer for $28 on Ebay they are a bit more durable. Might wann go that route. Less of. Sample is what sold me.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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yea but each sample is a great opportunity to have a taste

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Old 01-18-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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I'm on my 3rd hydrometer in 6 months. Whoops!
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #7
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Broke mine last night too. I'm stopping by the LHBS later in the week....think I'll buy six.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #8
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On number 6 or 7 now. It happens..

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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The owner of my LHBS told me that if someone invented an unbreakable hydrometer, she'd probably go out of business.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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Just don't use them to stir your wort! I learned that the hard way; the hydrometer was the only sterilised piece of equipment I had left and I didn't have any more iodophor mixed up (dumped it a few mins earlier without thinking). So I used the hydrometer, and it snapped off in my fingers and fell into the wort. Didn't die from drinking glass shards at least...
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