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Old 01-09-2013, 02:36 AM   #11
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Why don't hydrometers come in pairs??
why can't someone invent a hydrometer that doesn't break before you even you look at it? that flimsy neck is ridiculous!!!!!


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Old 01-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #12
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I splurged on a refractometer. No need to cool the wort to take a gravity reading.


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Old 01-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear man. This is a good reminder to double check that our coolers are sound before dropping them into our pots (I never do that but will now).
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #14
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Why don't hydrometers come in pairs??
Right?

I'm pretty positive about this beer. I brought it back to a boil to kill anything that might be in the water that got in it and the yeast seems to be taking care of the weird taste that I'm pretty sure came from the hose. Only time will tell.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #15
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I had my IC cranking on from the outside faucet a couple months ago... I connect a little sprinkler to the other end to help my grass out a bit... The thing started out just fine, then I came back 10 minutes later and the thing was leaking like crazy. I went on like normal and, hey, it made beer... I bent the top of the copper to hang over my keggle like someone else mention earlier to alleviate the problem for the future.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #16
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When I made my wort chiller I made sure the hose connections happened on the outside of the BK. Two weeks ago the supply hose got too hot and loosened up a bit. Water did leak, but it was outside the pot.
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Just an update:
Bottled the stout this past weekend. FG was 1.013 for a few days straight. The hydro sample tasted pretty awesome so I'm hoping it still tastes as good when it carbs up. Just goes to show, even if you screw it up, you still make beer
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:19 AM   #18
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The second chiller I made (after having this problem) I used enough tubing to go above the keggle and turned outwards before the hose connections, problem solved.
I did the same thing with my first wort chiller by instinct, I guess. Glad I did.

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Just an update:
Bottled the stout this past weekend. FG was 1.013 for a few days straight. The hydro sample tasted pretty awesome so I'm hoping it still tastes as good when it carbs up. Just goes to show, even if you screw it up, you still make beer
Congrats on the success in spite of the troubles!
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #19
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Buy 30 cent hose clamps, problem solved.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #20
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Had them. They clearly weren't tight enough though.


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