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Bluelinebrewer 05-28-2009 04:37 AM

What the hell?? Brewed up my Austin Homebrew Supply kit, an Oatmeal Stout. Yeast expires in 3 days, so I thought I better get it outta the way. Got through everything and was just getting done chilling to 80*, and then it happened...... Dropped (I thought I just set it down) my glass floating thermometer into my brew kettle (which still had the wort in it) and the tip of the thermometer hit the bottom of the kettle causing it to break and spill forth its insides into my precious wort!!!!! A whole batch of beer, ruined...... :( I'm so pi$$ed I could cry..... Sooooo, moral of the story, be careful with your thermometer!!!! Just needed to vent.....

alpo 05-28-2009 04:47 AM

oh man

Those thermometers suck anyway. After you get a decent one, maybe you will look upon this incident as the best thing that ever happened to you.

IXVolt 05-28-2009 04:54 AM

Sorry to hear that! Time for a metal thermometer. I just bought one last week actually.

woollybugger2 05-28-2009 04:55 AM

for what it's worth, the red liquid in the thermometer is alcohol, the metal bead are steel (magnetic) and the binding material to hole them together is some kind of wax.

Arneba28 05-28-2009 04:56 AM

Digital probe with a 3ft line is the way to go my man.

taylornate 05-28-2009 04:57 AM

Why do you think the batch is ruined?

Bluelinebrewer 05-28-2009 04:59 AM

Well, my biggest concern would be getting all the little shards of glass out of the wort. I could strain it, but I would feel a little uncomfortable passing out my beer knowing that there might be a shard of glass in it. Maybe I'm just overly concerned....

double_e5 05-28-2009 05:46 AM

I'm just telling you what I would do.

I wouldn't dump it. When racking, I would make sure I racked well above the trub. And I wouldn't be giving any of them away. I would save them for my own consumption.

Bluelinebrewer 05-28-2009 05:57 AM

Too little too late.... down the drain to the beer gods.....

double_e5 05-28-2009 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by Bluelinebrewer (Post 1349157)
Too little too late.... down the drain to the beer gods.....

Say it ain't so? :(

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