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Old 02-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Odd ball screw up

Started out this morning with a 10 gal batch of, Hex nut brown ale clone from Midwest in mind.

Got the HLT up to temp, grain was all ground and awaiting the hot water. Transfer the hot water to the MLT. Grab the thermometer from the HLT and go to put it into the MLT and, tink!!! The thermometer breaks and hundreds of little lead balls go into my MLT!!!

Needless to say,... there was some cussin'. I had to RDWHAHB. Got out another grain/hop bill. Now I have some Moose Drool, in the fermenter.

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That's why I went digital.

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That's why I went digital.
You can bet, I'm fixin' to make a major change in my system!!!

I'm thinkin' dial thermometers. Not sure tho.

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Yep, took me exactly once to never touch a floating thermometer again. Incidentally (and without getting too far off topic), they were likely steel. Did you dump the mash? Kyle

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I love and highly recommend my thermoworks themo: http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...10b_12+24.html

Great price / value. 24" fits in mash tun, can leave it in there.

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Yep, took me exactly once to never touch a floating thermometer again. Incidentally (and without getting too far off topic), they were likely steel. Did you dump the mash? Kyle
Yep, I wasn't gonna take any chances. Even if they were steel, they didn't look food grade. [Where's the crying in my beer smiley?]

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I love and highly recommend my thermoworks themo: http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...10b_12+24.html

Great price / value. 24" fits in mash tun, can leave it in there.
Just ordered the 12" one. I only have about an 18" grain bed on average is why I went with it.

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