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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 12:44:30 PM »
I hope I am not cursing myself.  But I'm still using the one I got in my original kit approx. 20 years ago.

By the way: does anyone have a recommendation for hydrometers with a bigger scale?  (I'm also using the same eyes, and they aren't getting any better!)

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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2013, 01:50:14 PM »
By the way: does anyone have a recommendation for hydrometers with a bigger scale?  (I'm also using the same eyes, and they aren't getting any better!)

Go to one of the bigger brewing equipment suppliers (Foxx, BSG, and GW Kent come to mind) and get a set of two or three narrow-scale hydrometers. You may need to have your LHBS order them for you if you don't have an account.
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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2013, 02:09:29 PM »
Wow - those really are the big guys!  I thought I was getting pretty serious when I started buying 55lb bags of malt.  Their minimum order is a pallet of 40!

Cool suppliers - I'll have a look around.  Thanks!

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Re: Hydrometer Conspiracy
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2013, 03:41:15 PM »
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.

Well, if we're gonna split hairs about who actually broke the hydrometer...LOL. Anyway, I've broken almost everything at least once- carboy (went back to plastic for awhile); thermometer ( glass, floaty POS that came with my first kit) went digital after that one; auto-siphon (plastic); burner...ok, after 15 years it rusted and just gave up.

Yep, I typically brew alone now. Safer for everybody ;)
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