Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by 2bk.. » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 12:49:15



Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
2 - hydrometers down
1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
Lots of wine glasses.
Please make me feel better.
Thanks for your honesty!
Adam
 
 
 

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by Stev » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 14:15:51


The hydrometer is the most breakable piece of wine-making equipment.
I have no idea how many I have broken.  Best advice: get a deal on a
half-dozen.  It seems like they don't break as easily then.

My brother broke his hydrometer before he started his first batch.  He
was giving everything a good cleaning the night before starting his
first, and the hydrometer rolled onto the floor.

Steve



Quote:
>Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
>I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
>2 - hydrometers down
>1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
>Lots of wine glasses.
>Please make me feel better.
>Thanks for your honesty!
>Adam


 
 
 

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by Dick Ada » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 20:17:25


Quote:

> Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
> I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
> 2 - hydrometers down
> 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
> Lots of wine glasses.
> Please make me feel better.
> Thanks for your honesty!

Seven batches in five years is not many.  Going through two
hydrometers is in seven batches is way too many.  You need
to treat it like glass!

There are 50 ways to break your hydrometer:
 1. Don't put it away, Jay.
 2. Don't keep it in a tube, Rube.
 3. Let it fall, Paul.
 4. Drop it in a Carboy, Joy.
...

Dick

 
 
 

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Post by Ray Calver » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 02:23:34


To break on before it is used!  That is sad.

I have been making wine for 30+ years and make anywhere from 20 to 80
gallons a year.  I have broken 3 or 4 in that time.  Thank goodness they are
cheap.  I agree that you should have more than one.  You do not want to be
in the middle of starting a batch and break one.  I also agree than haveing
several seems to prevent their breakage.  I have had 3 for the last 10 years
and recently bought 2 more specialty ones.  I have not brocken one in all
that time.  (If I break one tonight I will curse you for asking this fool
question!) ;o)

Ray


Quote:
> The hydrometer is the most breakable piece of wine-making equipment.
> I have no idea how many I have broken.  Best advice: get a deal on a
> half-dozen.  It seems like they don't break as easily then.

> My brother broke his hydrometer before he started his first batch.  He
> was giving everything a good cleaning the night before starting his
> first, and the hydrometer rolled onto the floor.

> Steve



>>Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
>>I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
>>2 - hydrometers down
>>1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
>>Lots of wine glasses.
>>Please make me feel better.
>>Thanks for your honesty!
>>Adam

 
 
 

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Post by bobdro » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:27:55


7 stitches from  a yardsale carboy (full of sanitizer, thank god!) as it
spontaneously split whist hoisting it onto the laundry counter.
2 hydrometers, one snapped when accidentally tapped, one rolled off the
bench, ba***t floor (Man down! Man down!)
2 test tubes from acid test kits hit the floor - too many quality control
tests  ;^)

1 thermometer: sat on it, still don't know how it got onto the lounge
chair....

over 11 years brewing & fermenting,  stuff happens. to beermeister charlie
papazian,  "relax, have a homebrew..."


Quote:
> Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
> I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
> 2 - hydrometers down
> 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
> Lots of wine glasses.
> Please make me feel better.
> Thanks for your honesty!
> Adam

 
 
 

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by Paul E. Lehman » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:34:35


Quote:

> Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
> I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of
> wine. 2 - hydrometers down
> 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
> Lots of wine glasses.
> Please make me feel better.
> Thanks for your honesty!
> Adam

I have a philosophy.  In skiing they say if you
don't fall you aren't being aggressive enough and
not challenged.  Sooo - my theory goes that if in
wine making if you aren't breaking things, you
aren't making much wine or not making much
progress in your winemaking efforts.  Hey, it
works for me.
 
 
 

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Post by Joe Sallusti » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 23:44:44


Quote:
> I have a philosophy.  In skiing they say if you
> don't fall you aren't being aggressive enough and
> not challenged.  Sooo - my theory goes that if in
> wine making if you aren't breaking things, you
> aren't making much wine or not making much
> progress in your winemaking efforts.  Hey, it
> works for me.

I like that theory, I have no idea how many I have broken.  It's at
least 5 probably 10.

Joe

 
 
 

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Post by Jake Spee » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 07:57:30


I guess I'm being too careful ... still using the hydrometer I bought
in 1984 ...

Bryan



Quote:
>Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
>I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
>2 - hydrometers down
>1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
>Lots of wine glasses.
>Please make me feel better.
>Thanks for your honesty!
>Adam

 
 
 

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by Tate » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:19:22



Quote:
> Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
> I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
> 2 - hydrometers down
> 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
> Lots of wine glasses.
> Please make me feel better.
> Thanks for your honesty!
> Adam

funny, I was dinngin thru som eold junk and found a small hydrometer.

washed it, set it aside to dry, played with it for a bit, then
promptly lost it.

Its been 3 days now and i cant find it, or parts of it, or the cool
case it was in.

 
 
 

Oops... I broke my hydrometer.

Post by 2bk.. » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:44:46



Quote:

> > Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
> > I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
> > 2 - hydrometers down
> > 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
> > Lots of wine glasses.
> > Please make me feel better.
> > Thanks for your honesty!
> > Adam

> funny, I was dinngin thru som eold junk and found a small hydrometer.

> washed it, set it aside to dry, played with it for a bit, then
> promptly lost it.

> Its been 3 days now and i cant find it, or parts of it, or the cool
> case it was in.

Do you have children?  If not I saw a Twilight Zone about missing
things once.  There are little trolls that create time and sometimes
they forget to put some stuff in there or move things around a
little.  It made sense to me until I had kids and now I know those
trolls have nothing on my kids.  I found my car keys in the bottom of
the box I keep my filter in - in the back of the cabinet under some
other stuff.  Those trolls - I mean kids.
 
 
 

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Post by Ray Calver » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 06:04:05


Ahhh yes!  Yahooty did it.  He is the little man that winds electric clocks
and steals socks from the drier and such.

Ray


Quote:


>> > Honestly how many hydrometers have you broken?
>> > I started in 2002 and this is my 7th batch of wine.
>> > 2 - hydrometers down
>> > 1 - 6.5 gallon carboy (empty thank goodness)
>> > Lots of wine glasses.
>> > Please make me feel better.
>> > Thanks for your honesty!
>> > Adam

>> funny, I was dinngin thru som eold junk and found a small hydrometer.

>> washed it, set it aside to dry, played with it for a bit, then
>> promptly lost it.

>> Its been 3 days now and i cant find it, or parts of it, or the cool
>> case it was in.

> Do you have children?  If not I saw a Twilight Zone about missing
> things once.  There are little trolls that create time and sometimes
> they forget to put some stuff in there or move things around a
> little.  It made sense to me until I had kids and now I know those
> trolls have nothing on my kids.  I found my car keys in the bottom of
> the box I keep my filter in - in the back of the cabinet under some
> other stuff.  Those trolls - I mean kids.