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McJeff
09-07-2013, 09:26 PM
To think I was actually goin to take measurements, I cried a little :(

jgoehring
09-07-2013, 10:05 PM
That is exactly how I felt when I went to take a reading and noticed a chunk of glass missing out of the bottom. After that I went and purchased spares.

McJeff
09-07-2013, 10:08 PM
I must have been a bit too vigerous with my pre wash, napped its poor little neck off.

Jim H
09-07-2013, 11:24 PM
Yeah, I hear you. I busted mine the other day. I'll have to get spares, too, I think.

Chevette Girl
09-08-2013, 12:46 AM
Dropped one of mine in the plastic sink the other day and wonder of all wonders, it didn't break. Although I do have two spares. That's usually a good protection against breakage :D

mannye
09-08-2013, 09:20 AM
They are delicate things. Sometimes no matter how careful you are they will just break apart from too quick a temp change.

Chevette Girl
09-08-2013, 10:20 AM
...or being used to stir must...:rolleyes:

Medsen Fey
09-08-2013, 12:11 PM
I went through so many that I final bought a refractometer :-[

Jim H
09-08-2013, 01:31 PM
I think I will be switching to my refractometer for my regular readings.

But, I just got starting and final range hydrometers for those two points. At least it will lessen the stress on them if I use them less frequently.

PitBull
09-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Last year I knocked over a brand new glass sampling cylinder filled with cleaning solution and a brand new precision hydrometer... on what was to be their very FIRST use.

That cost me about $25 to $30 for failing to pay attention to what I was doing. :BangHead:

Has anybody else done anything this stupid lately?

mannye
09-09-2013, 11:50 AM
Yes. I bought a pizza franchise. Feel better now? Anyone want to buy a pizza franchise? Ill trade you having to buy a new hydrometer.

joemirando
09-09-2013, 12:09 PM
Yes. I bought a pizza franchise. Feel better now? Anyone want to buy a pizza franchise? Ill trade you having to buy a new hydrometer.

Heh heh, I used to think of doing that and being my own boss...

But I promised myself I'd never work for another a-hole. :eek:

Joe

mannye
09-09-2013, 12:29 PM
Tell me about it. A franchise is EXACTLY like a boat.

Chevette Girl
09-09-2013, 07:53 PM
Has anybody else done anything this stupid lately?

...picked two more buckets of apples when I've still got half a bucket to macerate and two buckets' worth of macerated apples to press?