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Broken Hydrometer
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:37:15 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.
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 03:32:57 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
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 03:44:01 PM »
either keep it covered to preclude evaporation or mark the volume so you can rehydrate (mix well)
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 08:19:03 PM »
I have it sealed in the tube in the fridge

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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 08:13:44 AM »
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! :)
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 08:18:23 AM »
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!
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 09:21:41 AM »
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.
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 09:27:28 AM »
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.

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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 10:15:54 AM »
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.
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Re: Broken Hydrometer
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 10:23:09 AM »
For me it was finding a plastic one that worked best.  If I could only locate the link :(
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