« Mr. Root Beer Home Brewing Root Beer Refill Kit beer brewing kits » 3 thoughts on “Hydrometer 12″ Test Jar w/ removable base” 28 of 30 people found the following review helpful A quality must-have item!, December 7, 2008 By Scott Pointon “Former Marine, Librarian, Wood… (Crest Hill, IL United States) – This review is from: Hydrometer 12″ Test Jar w/ removable base I have been homebrewing for almost a year now and have many successful 5 gallon batches under my belt. When I first started, I used the plastic bottle my hydrometer came in as a test jar, but that was less than ideal as the cheap thin plastic was not very strong and the base was not very stable when I stood it on the counter full of beer. After upgrading to this model I have been much happier with the results. The base is wide so I don’t have to worry about the thing tipping over and the clear plastic is very sturdy. An added bonus is that the base unscrews from the clear barrel so that both can be washed and sanitized. My only complaint about this testing jar is that its width equates to more volume and that means more beer lost each time I do a test. So in a roundabout way, it has forced me to take fewer gravity readings, which probably isn’t a terrible thing! Highly recommended. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 15 of 17 people found the following review helpful Piece of junk, April 7, 2013 By df Don “df” (USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Hydrometer 12″ Test Jar w/ removable base Purchased the first one and it broke immediately. Amazon contacted me and immediately replaced the broken. Unbelievable, but the second also broke immediately. In fact, I never even touched the second one and gave it to a friend and he experienced the test jar breakerage. Wasn’t worth my while to request a third. Hate to trash the product – but this is what happened twice. The best part is that the test jar comes in a plastic sleve which we used instead. Keep the sleve packaging as a backup. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful First One Had a Hole, April 13, 2013 By Robert Sullivan – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) At the bottom. So I called their cust svc & spoke with a very nice lady who asked me to take a picture of the damage as it appeared to be structural i.e., not because of damage in transit. So I took a picture as best I could with my webcam, sent it to her & they sent me another one which was fine, so all’s well that ends well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.