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Title: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: gcam333 on June 01, 2010, 07:37:15 PM
I brewed an Amercan Wheat yesterday, can't wait to try it. After I pulled my sample for the Hydrometer jar I pitched the yeast, areated, put the airlock on, and  for the 3rd time I broke my Hydrometer taking it out of the package. I'm making a habit out of this.
There is not a local shop near me, and it will be Friday before I can get a new one. My question is will my sample still be good to get an OG on Friday, since I have it refrigerated and have not pitched the yeast can I still get decent reading after 4 days?
Thanks in advance.
Gcam
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: babalu87 on June 01, 2010, 10:32:57 PM
It should

It is said that the hydrometer Gods will be pleased if you break one on purpose as an offering to them  :P :P
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: weithman5 on June 01, 2010, 10:44:01 PM
either keep it covered to preclude evaporation or mark the volume so you can rehydrate (mix well)
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: gcam333 on June 02, 2010, 03:19:03 AM
I have it sealed in the tube in the fridge
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: mainebrewer on June 02, 2010, 03:13:44 PM
I have found the best way to avoid breaking my hydrometer, is to have a spare one available.
Ever since I broke mine and bought two, one as a spare, I have not broken one since! :)
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: denny on June 02, 2010, 03:18:23 PM
I have found the best way to avoid breaking my hydrometer, is to have a spare one available.
Ever since I broke mine and bought two, one as a spare, I have not broken one since! :)

Works the same way for me!
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: redbeerman on June 02, 2010, 04:21:41 PM
I have found the best way to avoid breaking my hydrometer, is to have a spare one available.
Ever since I broke mine and bought two, one as a spare, I have not broken one since! :)

Works the same way for me!

That's funny!  I have two as well and haven't broken one since I bought them.
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: bluesman on June 02, 2010, 04:27:28 PM
I have found the best way to avoid breaking my hydrometer, is to have a spare one available.
Ever since I broke mine and bought two, one as a spare, I have not broken one since! :)

Works the same way for me!

That's funny!  I have two as well and haven't broken one since I bought them.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Same for me too!  8)
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: Hokerer on June 02, 2010, 05:15:54 PM
I have found the best way to avoid breaking my hydrometer, is to have a spare one available.
Ever since I broke mine and bought two, one as a spare, I have not broken one since! :)

Works the same way for me!

That's funny!  I have two as well and haven't broken one since I bought them.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Same for me too!  8)

Working for me also but thermometers are a completely different story.
Title: Re: Broken Hydrometer
Post by: BrewArk on June 02, 2010, 05:23:09 PM
For me it was finding a plastic one that worked best.  If I could only locate the link :(