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Old 02-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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How many hydrometers will it take before I learn not to break them? I just broke my second one! Do they make plastic ones for people like me?

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Not aware of any plastic ones...they are cheap so you should replace the one you broke with 3 new ones.

In the past year my household has broken 4:

Wife: 2
5 y/o son: 1
Me: 1

But I'd rather break hydrometers than a refractometer (which is why I haven't bought one)!
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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I have only broken 1, but I have 3 on hand just in case!!

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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My first one broke while my first batch was fermenting - I was so proud of my new hobby I was showing off my hydrometer to a friend and it slipped out of my hands and hit the tile floor. He laughed.

The second break was less exciting. It rolled off the counter. When I went to the LHBS to replace that one, I bought an extra one so now I have 2 on hand.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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I broke my first one a couple weeks ago.
I ordered 2 to replace it.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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i discovered the plastic tube mine came with doesn't react so well with boiling water...

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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I bought my first one with my first kit a year ago. Still using it.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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There is a thread on here keeping a count of broken hydrometers. I think it's up in the high 400's or low 500's by now. I've broken two. Welcome to the club!

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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The cap fell off the tube and I broke my first one! I got two to replace.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I broke two while during different stages of my first batch. The third has lasted about a year. My wife just bought me a refractometer. I hope I don't break it.

 
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