True mark of a brewer?

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True mark of a brewer?

Post by seymour » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:55 pm

...or true mark of a clumsy oaf?!

Question: how many hydrometers have you broken?

Yesterday I dropped another one, which smashed into a million shards of glass all over the room. Pretty sure that's #3 for me. Dang it!

C'mon, someone PLEASE be clumsier than me! :)

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by NobbyIPA » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:23 pm

3 same as you
1 broke over night on it's own :=P

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Jocky » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:28 pm

None yet. Smashed a floating thermometer though.
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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Mr. Dripping » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:42 pm

I will own up to smashing one.......zillions of tiny lead balls everywhere #-o

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by MTW » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:46 pm

1 glass sample jar and one glass thermometer, but no hydrometer...yet.
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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Sadfield » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:39 pm

True mark of a brewer? Probably. Not done it yet. Have the jump on dropping non waterproof digitals (ph meters and thermometers) into mash tuns and sterilising buckets though.

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by seymour » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:26 pm

Sadfield wrote:True mark of a brewer? Probably. Not done it yet. Have the jump on dropping non waterproof digitals (ph meters and thermometers) into mash tuns and sterilising buckets though.
Ah yes, high-tech clumsiness. Even truer mark. :)

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Eadweard » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Professoinal saccharometers are even worse. I'm shudder to think how many of them I've taken out at £50 a pop.

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by seymour » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:26 pm

Eadweard wrote:Professoinal saccharometers are even worse. I'm shudder to think how many of them I've taken out at £50 a pop.
Yikes! Maybe they need to keep us all in padded rooms :)

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by TC2642 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:17 pm

A fair few before I got my refractometer, luckily the latter is pretty hardy.
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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Eadweard » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:36 pm

I still managed!

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Scott-ayling » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:57 pm

on my 3rd been brewing about 3 years ( 1 year all grain )

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by GrowlingDogBeer » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Only broke one hydrometer. I use a refractometer now on brew day, much more robust.

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by Pinto » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Killed mine the other day whilst re-ordering the brew cupboard - along with my ornate glass trial jar :(

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Re: True mark of a brewer?

Post by gibbiem » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:13 pm

Not broke one, but one ended up rattling as the stuff at the bottom was loose... Got rid of it anyway

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