I believe the paper in my magic glass wand is held in place with fairy dust or clear glue. I'm leaning towards clear glue, but I don't know for sure. Either way, it works and the paper never slides around so I can trust it on brew day.Never broken one, but I have a question. Is that paper scale anchored in any way other than it being rolled up and pressed against the inside of the glass? what's to keep it from shifting? How do I check the calibration of mine to make sure the paper hasn't moved?
I know you don't like tripple scales, so you may like this one. I'm very happy with it.i know it says official in the title but, is this the real "busted hydrometer"?
i had my precision plain form in the dish rack, and was putting a few plates in, i swear i just brushed against it. DEAD! $30 down the trash can
i don't see a tally? so i'm guessing this isn't the thread i was looking for......
I know you don't like tripple scales, so you may like this one. I'm very happy with it.
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I also broke my test jar and bought this one, also from Brewing America. The jar is definitely thicker and a bit more durable than my previous one.
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It just reads specific gravity at 60 degrees. I was hoping to get one calibrated at 68, but good luck finding one. I just adjust for temperature.i like the front end, what does is say on the reverse? it says ABV hydro? if it's got the same scale on the other side it's my new hydro!
Yeah, look on the stem and it will tell you the temp it's calibrated at. I used my old one for years without knowing that, but I was lucky because it was calibrated at 68 which is the temp I typically took my readings at before I pitched the yeast. I couldn't find a new one that I liked that was calibrated at 68, so I had to buy one calibrated at 60. The different in gravity points from 60-68 degrees of about .001 points, so it's really not a big deal if you don't adjust. It's just numbers, makes no difference to the quality of your beer.I guess its 2610+1... 2611
Busted one when I lowered it too fast into a bucket of stars san filled with bottles... I was privileged to clean 8 bottles a second time and start a fresh batch of starsan...
And wait a minute... hydrometers have to be read according to temperature? I've been doing this all wrong!
I’m probably going to jinx myself, but, I’m still using the hydrometer I started with over 10 years ago, and the spare I bought 3 or 4 years ago, ”just in case”.
Now that I have publicly announced that I am broken hydrometer free, I’ll probably break the next one I touch.
2618Don't forget to add to the running total.
2619Dropped one in the sink while washing it a few weeks ago. It had the audacity to bounce off the sink mat before smacking the side of the sink and breaking. I just wasn’t fast enough to catch it.
Nah, that will burn the paper scale. Just a little dab of silicone...no just a propane torch or something to seal the top back up? i'm not even sure if it's a goner yet? as long as it doesn't bob, or get dropped in something with to low a gravity? still useable?