I usually seem to get through 20 batches or so before they break on me. Got sick of them breaking (usually right in the middle of using it) and bought a stainless steel one last year. Should last a bit longer.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. - Steven Wright
On tap: hard cider, Oak Aged Bourbon Stout, Strong Scotch Ale, APA, IPA, Belgian Pale.
Fermenting: Belgian Dark Strong, 4 Flander's Red Ales, IPA, Northern English Brown Ale, RIS.