Originally Posted by busta98
So as I was taking an OG reading after making a Dunkel, my hydrometer busted off to into the bucket. Is the batch screwed now?
Originally Posted by Stickshaker
Glass has a minimum SG of 2.4 . When you rack your beer later, leave the bottom inch. All the glass should stay in the trub.
What about the metal that is in the hydrometer? From what I've read, its either lead or mercury (when I busted mine, it looked like lead). If there's any chance those little balls got into your wort, I'd suggest looking into exactly what your hydrometer is made of.
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