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Breakdown Test Jar


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This 12" plastic Breakdown Test Jar makes taking hydrometer readings of wine or wort easy.


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Breakdown Test Jar - Hydrometer Test Jar - Wort Testing

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Plastic, 12" tall. Clear column screws into the base to form a watertight seal. Disassemble for cleaning, storage, shipping, etc. Will acommodate standard-size hydrometers or thermohydrometers. Not recommended for use with distilled spirits. See our Glass Hydrometer Test Jar for that application.

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3.3 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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It works and easy to clean
Not much to review here. It holds liquid, doesn't leak and is easy to clean. Perfect for testing specific gravity using a hydrometer.
March 21, 2017
1 year ago
Works great as expected. The removable base makes it easier to store in my brew drawer.
September 6, 2016
Breakdown Jar is breaking down.
Purchased this jar as a replacement for an existing one of the same type. The base of the new jar is quite poor in quality compared to the one I have. The new base is much thinner and has indications of stress from crappy manufacturing and will certainly lead to failure. I will reuse the base from the old one as it is of better quality and keep the new base in reserve. Buy a glass jar.
July 21, 2016
Test jar
Well made
December 14, 2015
Not worth the five bucks. Unreliable.
I have use this for a while, with minor leaks. I screwed the tube in tightly to avoid leaks, and it went right through the cheap plastic base.
October 18, 2015
Works Well
I haven't had any problems with mine works great easy to clean, and no problems seeing hydro...
January 14, 2014
NO problems in 4 years
I've been using the same one since I started brewing 4 years ago. I always take care not to drop it from a very high distance into the testing container. Dropping them too hard can cause the glass to break, but if you're careful, no problems.
November 15, 2013
No problems
This does double duty, first you measure OG/FG then you get a taste. Mine is put together well and have had no problems.
October 1, 2013
Okay, but never clean with isopropyl alcohol
As stated by others, this tube will literally disintegrate if you attempt to clean it with (isopropyl) rubbing alcohol, and it will be ruined. Other than that, it's okay, but scratches easily.
July 9, 2012
Fixed the leak. Will get a one-piece next time.
Mine worked fine but, over time, started to leak. I fixed the leak using teflon tape on the threads like a plumber uses on plumbing connections. I have not taken it apart since that day.I would buy the one piece tube if I need another. Since I never pour the sample back into the batch, a thorough rinsing with hot water is all the cleaning it needs. I don't need to disasssemble it for that.
December 5, 2011
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Is the clear part open on both ends and has to be screwed in to the base to hold the sample or is it sealed on one end (glued or formed)? and it just screws to the base to hold it? For those who say it leaked, where exactly does it leak from?
C H on Mar 29, 2016

This test jar is open on both ends until you screw it into the base. I would think the leaking issue some are reporting is from not screwing it together tightly enough.


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