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Broken hydrometer

Submitted by: Anonymous on January 23rd, 2006

If you're a klutz like me and you break your hydrometer on brew day and the nearest homebrew shop is at least an hour away, go to the nearest tropical fish store and buy one of theirs. They work the same, except not as much range and no Balling or potential alcohol scales. They work in a pinch.

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Re: Broken hydrometer Feb 3rd 2006, 07:10 am
If you have a gram scale you can measure SG taking the weight of a set volume of wort and dividing that by the weight of the same volume of water (at the same temperature). Don't even need to go to the fish store!
Comment by: jufernw reply to comment
Re: Broken hydrometer Feb 6th 2006, 04:06 am
Simpler solution.

Keep a second hydrometer on hand. This usually help prevent the first one from breaking in the first place! :)
Comment by: csitt reply to comment
Re: Broken hydrometer Feb 11th 2006, 03:42 pm
Get a refractometer and you wont break a hydrometer ever again. I just figured I have one up on you guys. hahaha
Comment by: Joe reply to comment