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Old 01-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Took the fall of from brewing to drink up some of my stash. My first brew back a delicous smelling esb. Everthing went great until it came time to chill the wort. Hooked up the immersion chiller and was chilling my wort and all of the sudden i hear the tinkle of little balls hitting the bottom of my pot. UGH!!! I forgot to remove my thermometer floating in my wort. Oh well just wanted to vent. I hate it when a good batch of beer has to go down the drain.

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Old 01-22-2011, 02:10 AM   #2
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what? is their mercury in the thermometer or somthing? otherwise get a big daddy thermometer and never worry.or could you have just filtered it?

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Old 01-22-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
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filtering it doesn't get the mercury out. mercury=trash

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I lost a batch a couple weeks ago... same thing. I just ordered thermocouples from Omega. That isn't going to happen again!

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filtering it doesn't get the mercury out. mercury=trash
meant glass. mercury-absurd/deadly
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:55 AM   #6
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meant glass. mercury-absurd/deadly
ok. filter it and get the glass out. but the mercury is still in there
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thought maybe science would come up with maybe a food safe utensil apparantly not in the 21st century.Honestly i dont see how it would be legal but then again its legal to put in cancer causing pesticides/additives/colorings/hormones/gmo thats never been long term tested/.................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ........................ when will it end-- thinning the herd i guess.

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thought maybe science would come up with maybe a food safe utensil apparantly not in the 21st century.Honestly i dont see how it would be legal but then again its legal to put in cancer causing pesticides/additives/colorings/hormones/gmo thats never been long term tested/.................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ........................ when will it end-- thinning the herd i guess.
there i did it.did i say that? did i go there?
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ok. filter it and get the glass out. but the mercury is still in there
I hate to be a pary-pooper but the red liquid in a common brew or laboatory thermometer is not mercury. Murcury is silver color and is difficult to find and expensive. The red liquid is alcohol with a red dye in it. The amount of fluid in the tube is miniscule because it is a capillary tube.
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If you have (had) a silver fluid in your thermometer it was Galinstan, not mercury. Google galinstan. Mercury has not been used in food grade stuff for decades.

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