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myakkagldwngr

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I know, I know.
It's expected,,,,
and almost everyone has done it....
But this morning after taking a SG reading in my Loquat,,,
I was standing there after washing my hydrometer,,,
and thought,,, I can't believe I've had this thing a year now and haven't broken it.
So I put it in the plastic tube,
it touched the bottom,,,,
and continued right on to the tile floor,
where it exploded.
I don't mind that I broke it,,,
but to do it while thinking about it.
Like Forrest Gump said,,, "stupid is as stupid does.

It's okay, go ahead and laugh.
 

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Don't worry. I only today realized my new Hydrometer wasn't calibrated properly! DUH! :)
 

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But two. I recently broke mine after 2 years of no problems.

So I bought two and have one safely stored.
 

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Is there mercury in a hydrometer? I don't think so, I believe it's weighted.
Do not know. Anyway watch out for broken shards.
 

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But two. I recently broke mine after 2 years of no problems.

So I bought two and have one safely stored.
I also have two. I think anyone who has broken one has a spare now.
NOTE: If you have not broke one, please keep in mind they only break when you need them most and the local store are closed.

Oh Yeah, I also own two wine thieves (one glass one plastic). Care to guess why?
 

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Its just small lead shot in all hydros unless you have an extremely old one, Im not saying they ever had anything different then lead shot, I just dont know of any that didnt.
 

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What is a hydrometer? Now I feel stupid too! LOL
 

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The one I broke came from my brother who bought a kit to make some blackberry and doing it on his own got disappointed with the results. So now I have most of his equipment.
The new one is a little different. It seems to have a little more room between each major number for much finer readings.
$10.00 at my local M&P's and $5.00 for a better cylinder to use it with.
 

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The one I broke came from my brother who bought a kit to make some blackberry and doing it on his own got disappointed with the results. So now I have most of his equipment.
The new one is a little different. It seems to have a little more room between each major number for much finer readings.
$10.00 at my local M&P's and $5.00 for a better cylinder to use it with.
I bet your not telling him about this forum or he'd probably want his stuff back!
 

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I broke two within the last year and I am hoping no more. I broke a wine glass the other day and I am sitting on pins and needles that doesn't prelude me breaking something else in winemaking. But I would rather it be a hydrometer than a carboy. :<
 

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I break at least 2 a year and have done 1 so far this year,
 

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Julie, don't get us started with a carboy curse!!!
I've only got two glass ones and don't want to break either one.
Wine glasses have caught h**l lately with me. Rinse it out and then give it a gentle shake to get rid of the excess water and by mistake, tap the sink!
Wade, I don't think he would try and get started again. He's happy buying Pino Noir and drinking an occasional bottle from me.
I'll admit he finally tried the blackberry I gave him. It was almost ten months old and he said it surprised him.
I'll be glad when I can buy a couple good kits and make both us some real grape!
 

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Julie, don't get us started with a carboy curse!!!
I've only got two glass ones and don't want to break either one.
Wine glasses have caught h**l lately with me. Rinse it out and then give it a gentle shake to get rid of the excess water and by mistake, tap the sink!
Wade, I don't think he would try and get started again. He's happy buying Pino Noir and drinking an occasional bottle from me.
I'll admit he finally tried the blackberry I gave him. It was almost ten months old and he said it surprised him.
I'll be glad when I can buy a couple good kits and make both us some real grape!
I think it already started, someone cracked a carboy! I'm just holding my breath that it doesn't happen to me and I think I am going to have Mike handle all the carboys just in case one breaks it will be his fault and he will have to buy the new one :)
 

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I would like to try that with Nancy, but she barely takes a sip of wine when I offer, so messing with my equipment is a definite never.
I will admit, she enjoyed the thought of picking the loquats with me so she could say she helped with this one.
 
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