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Hydrometer Conspiracy
« on: June 02, 2013, 05:24:21 PM »
Broke another hydrometer. Took it out of my equipment bucket and the plastic cap came off, hydrometer fell onto the wood floor and literally shattered into 100's of pieces. I have long lost count of the number of these things I've burned through. I saw on another thread where someone is making SS bottles. Well, how about something really useful like a SS hydrometer. I'm thinking its a conspiracy cooked up by the hydrometer manufacturers so they can keep selling the cheap, glass ones to us. They're probably in cahoots with the same guys keeping that 100 mpg car secret! :o
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Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 06:20:22 PM »
SS hydrometer....good idea!
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 06:33:13 PM »
Copper so it de-sulphur while you test.

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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »
How about a refractometer??
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2013/05/dual-scale-refractometer-2276-shipped.html

I went to a refractometer right after I shattered my hydrometer.

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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 08:25:47 PM »
Me too but now I use both. Refrac for everything pre pitch.

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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 09:54:53 AM »
Good point. I've probably bought 2 or 3 refractometers at that price.
You don't think that maybe these guys are working with the hydrometer people to drive up the refrac business do ya :P?

By the way, I liked the copper idea, too :D.
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 10:56:46 AM »
Years ago, after I broke my hydrometer, I decided I'd buy 2 so I'd have a spare in case I broke another one.  I haven't broken one since.  I think having a spare is why!  ;)
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 05:27:53 AM »
Years ago, after I broke my hydrometer, I decided I'd buy 2 so I'd have a spare in case I broke another one.  I haven't broken one since.  I think having a spare is why!  ;)
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 05:31:31 AM »
Years ago, after I broke my hydrometer, I decided I'd buy 2 so I'd have a spare in case I broke another one.  I haven't broken one since.  I think having a spare is why!  ;)

Me too! Kind of weird how that works...........
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 07:53:57 AM »
I realize I'm shooting myself in the foot here, but am I really the only one who's never broken a hydrometer?
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 07:55:52 AM »
I realize I'm shooting myself in the foot here, but am I really the only one who's never broken a hydrometer?

I am not 100% sure, but I believe that I, personally, have never broken a hydrometer. I have had 3 or 4 hydrometers however and all but the current one were broken by others, sometimes through no fault of my own, sometimes because I left it next to the dish drainer or somewhere else it wasn't safe.
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 08:02:31 AM »
I had my first hydrometer from my first setup kit. Then about two years ago it rolled off the bench and went to hydrometer heaven. I then broke three in short order. One fell out the bottom of the tube I bought it in. One more rolled off the bench again. Should have seen that coming. And the last one I just plain dropped.
I to bought a refractometer after I bought one more hydrometer. Haven't lost it yet. Time will tell.
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 08:05:35 AM »
I always wonder when the subject of dropped hydros turns to buying refractometers, what happens when you drop a refractometer?
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Re: Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 11:35:13 AM »
I realize I'm shooting myself in the foot here, but am I really the only one who's never broken a hydrometer?
No, I'm just afraid to say it out of fear that I will be struck down by the hydrometer gods.
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Re: Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 12:23:01 PM »
I realize I'm shooting myself in the foot here, but am I really the only one who's never broken a hydrometer?
No, I'm just afraid to say it out of fear that I will be struck down by the hydrometer gods.

now i am screwed too , thanks
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