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Old 05-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #21
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I also wouldn't have dumped it. I'd have drained to the carboy, probably re-racked to another carboy with a mesh bag over the cane just in case, then gone ahead with the 4.5 gallons I had left. It would get racked once again to go to keg, there is no possible way for glass or metal to get through all that.

On the other hand I use all digital thermometers, so no chance of breaking one in the pot. Hydrometer samples are always done in the tube not in the carboy.

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Old 05-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #22
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Too little too late.... down the drain to the beer gods.....
I shed a tear at that one, and am going to buy a new metal thermometer at lunch today! My glass thermometer has never broken, but i knoched some glass shards off a hydrometer before, dropping it into a glass carboy (Silly, I know)

Once i replace the thermometer, the only glass in my brewing process is the 6G carboy and the pint I am drinking.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #23
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I too shed a tear.... or two.... It's a hard lesson learned. Needless to say, I'm now saving my pennies for a metal thermometer. I've got another kit at home and an extra GLASS thermometer that I may use tonight. It will be a memorial brew for my oatmeal stout (even though its an Irish red kit). Well, maybe my sad story has saved someone else's beer in the future....

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Old 05-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #24
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #25
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+1 Arneba28. Can't go wrong with the probe. You can set a target temp. and it will beep if you go over so it, that way you don't have to stand over your wort/steeping/sparge water the entire time. Also helps when cooking!

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Old 05-28-2009, 10:13 PM   #26
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Anyone got a link to a good quality digital/probe thermometer?

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Old 05-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #27
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Honestly, they all kind of suck. As far as I know, anyway. I've gone through probably 6 of them in as many years. There's only a couple manufacturers, but they sell the same product under 20 brand names... Oneida, Polder, etc., they are all the same.

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