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Old 05-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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The thermometer It's the kind with the red line it's about 10 yrs old, I was having a few brews and never even noticed. next time I'm going to brew in the mornning so I don't feel like I have to have a beer.



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Old 05-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #12
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Right, but is this one of those floating boil thermometers? A lab thermometer? An old glass oral thermometer?

We could be talking about a floating thermometer, and only the little 'ball' end is gone, and the thermometer inside is intact.
I busted my floater last batch, I kept the batch 'cause just the little steel balls rained into the wort, and none of the red mystery liquid. Still a pain in the ass, but like someone said above, I just whirpooled the crap out of it and siphoned it off from the side. Nothing crunchy in the hydro samples I've tasted, so I think I'll be alright...

Then again, bleeding from the mouth on beer you made is so effing metal...


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Old 05-03-2010, 07:30 PM   #13
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I am going to wager that Loudog's thermometer just broke the glass containing the weights. If he used his thermometer through out the boiling process I don't see how you could break the actual bulb and not notice because the thermometer would no longer read anything accurate.

Even if you did break the bulb the thermometers contain mL if not uL of whatever is in them. Coupled to the fact that it is being diluted in 5 gallons of liquid I'd say you are fine. Maybe the yeast will eat it?

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:37 PM   #14
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I'm not entirely sure the liquid is the part we should be worrying about here.

A sliver of glass can KILL you. Yeah Kill...just cut the intestine and the next thing you know you go Septic internally drop into Septic shock and DIE.



Granted this is a worst case...but I'd filter that beer when I was done before I considered drinking it.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #15
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Yes it was a floating thermometer and it was the glass bulb that broke, I cant see how it broke though....
I check my bucket of starsan for glass, thats where I put it when I removed it from the wort. I was hoping it would be in threre but it was not. So that makes me think it broke in the wort. I just must have missed it.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #16
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I'm not entirely sure the liquid is the part we should be worrying about here.

A sliver of glass can KILL you. Yeah Kill...just cut the intestine and the next thing you know you go Septic internally drop into Septic shock and DIE.



Granted this is a worst case...but I'd filter that beer when I was done before I considered drinking it.

A piece of glass no matter how tiny will settle into the trub .
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:12 PM   #17
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Just got home here are some pix of the thermometer.

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[QUOTE=JayInJersey;2040321]I'm not entirely sure the liquid is the part we should be worrying about here.

A sliver of glass can KILL you. Yeah Kill...just cut the intestine and the next thing you know you go Septic internally drop into Septic shock and DIE.



Toluene can kill you too. It isn't worth a hospital trip. I think everyone on here has said it enough: alcohol is not the chemical in there and it is some other organic chemical-which are all toxic. Just enjoy the other batch.

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:53 PM   #20
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I already dumped it. I'm not takin the chance on a $30.00 kit and a few hrs. of my time...
besides I would not want to have any friends or my self drink anything I made that I was unsure of.

Thanks for all the advice.
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