Originally Posted by Begin2Brew
Why don't hydrometers come in pairs??
I may be different, or just lucky, but I bought my first hydrometer back in '92 or so, and have never had a problem with it. I have actually dropped it a couple times, albeit not far. My worry about dropping it is about the paper scale inside shifting and making it inaccurate. Most times it's been dropped, it was in the plastic tube it came in. Maybe they are like cars, and the old ones were heavier and more durable.
I suppose now that I'm running my mouth it will break next time I look at it... :-(