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Offline SiameseMoose

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Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2014, 12:49:06 PM »
I've never broken one.  Mine is actually my Dad's that I inherited (I was hoping for a fortune, I got a hydrometer).  I've had it for 12 years and he had it for 20 before that so I assume I win for the oldest hydrometer.  Please send my trophy to my home address.  Thanks.

I have two made by a company in Cincinnati that went out of business in the 1950s. You can forward the trophy to me  ;D
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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2014, 04:33:28 PM »
When  my cheapy finally bites it im going to get a set of good ones with thermometer and easier to read scale.
I love those.
Not cheep but good.
I got mine from Foxx Equipment.
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Offline jaftak22

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Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2014, 06:47:39 AM »
I have broke two this year. Luckily the LHBS was open both times

Offline brewsumore

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Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2014, 11:19:24 PM »
I've broken one in +14 years.  I use one for every batch, normally twice, sometimes thrice.  To calculate the OG of the chilled wort, the day I think it's reached FG, and sometimes I need to wait longer and measure again at kegging, the for sure FG.  I too have gone to the narrow range models, with a regular one as a backup.  I store each one in a hydrometer flask.  I've considered getting a hydrometer rack, but I'm afraid if I knocked it over then all of them would break.  I don't set it where I, or the wind would knock it over.

Each time I use it I'm happy to have that sample to taste.

Offline The Professor

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Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2014, 07:34:17 AM »
Does it exist? I need one.

I found the best way to never break a hydrometer is to buy an extra one.

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I bought an extra one about 10 years ago 'just in case' ...but despite the slight additional clumsiness that has come with getting older,  I'm still using the first one I ever bought (in 1977).
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