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Offline chumley

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Re: I broke my hydrometer...
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 08:13:03 PM »
Believe it or not, some of us don't take hydrometer readings anymore.  Kind of what happens after brewing for 20 years.  :D

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Re: I broke my hydrometer...
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 08:21:45 PM »
Believe it or not, some of us don't take hydrometer readings anymore.  Kind of what happens after brewing for 20 years.  :D

The FIRST time I DIDN'T in 11 yrs, turns out the fermentation had stalled and I racked off the yeast! ! Took a reading in secondary before kegging and discovered it. Got some slurry from the microbrewery and was able to get it to finish. Lesson learned...
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Re: I broke my hydrometer...
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 08:35:23 PM »
There is a club for brewers that have broken a hyhdrometer. It's called everybody. We meet at thebar.   ;D
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Re: I broke my hydrometer...
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 08:36:27 PM »
If it's glass, I have two (minimum). Glass doesn't bounce.

And then, once you have the spare, you'll never break the first one.  On the other hand, if you don't have the spare, you'll break the first one in a heartbeat.
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Re: I broke my hydrometer...
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 09:25:43 PM »
"If you dry hop in the original fermentor, you risk the yeast adsorbing a lot of the hop resins/oils and they won't end up in your beer."

I've never heard this before.  Why or how would yeast at the bottom of the primary absorb hop resins/oils in the beer above it?

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