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Old 08-25-2013, 10:16 PM   #11
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I forgot to add we racked it off the trub and left that in there and that's where we found the glass.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #12
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Could work just weather its worth the risk to you

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #13
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Look up the etymology of Mad as a Hatter and hope it didn't contain any mercury.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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Just so we're clear, this is a food grade thermometer that came with the brew kit I orginally received as a present. Those thermometers don't contain mercury and from what I understand thermometers haven't had mercury in them for a long time.

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Look up the etymology of Mad as a Hatter and hope it didn't contain any mercury.
Pretty sure that isn't the case with a brew therm
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Tons of thermometers have mercury in them..... if you shop at harbor freight. Yea food ones won't but what's a thread without some sensationalism?

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Tons of thermometers have mercury in them..... if you shop at harbor freight. Yea food ones won't but what's a thread without some sensationalism?
In other words ignore his contribution to the thread
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So I looked at the thermometer more closely and the thermometer portion itself didn't break at all, just the casing with the steel shot in it. We filtered the wort several times, racked it from the brew kettle to primary, filtered from primary back to clean brew kettle through fine screened colander with a t-shirt over with a very fine weave after sanitizing the t-shirt and we were careful to leave whatever trub was left over after doing all this to not pour much of that back in. Finally I poured it through the colander one more time into a clean santized primary so I think we did everything we could. Thankfully my wife jumped right in to help. I know we got all the steel shot so no worries there, it's basically down to whether any glass could've gotten through the shirt or not and it would have to be microscopic to get through that shirt IMO. I guess we'll just have to wait and see, the other issue is we filtered it so much I had to use a few gallons of top off water and it dropped my SG to 1.034 from 1.042 to 1.046.

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Once it ferments and settles out just stop a bit more than usual above the trub

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So what we're doing is we found all of the steel bb's so there is no issue there. We found three large pieces of glass, but of course we are missing a few. We took a clean t-shirt, cut it up to act as a filter for us, sanitized it with Starsan and we're filtering the beer through that. I think that's the most we can do. I doubt any piece of glass or anything with any physical mass to it wouldn't get through that shirt. Thoughts?
I think common sense would agree with the t shirt filter.
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