Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Turkey baster fell in carboy
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
jms5180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31
Default Turkey baster fell in carboy

just the tube part. It feel into the carboy when taking a hydro reading. It was cleaned and sanitized so not to worried. I thought about trying to get it out but I think it will be basically impossible. I'm just going to leave it until bottling. Thoughts?

__________________
jms5180 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
KPSquared
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Posts: 308
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Just leave it. Was it for this purpose only or did you steal it from the wife? If it had turkey grease on it at some point, it might screw things up. . .that cheap plastic is almost never clean.

__________________
Watershed Brewing Co.
KPSquared is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
jms5180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31
Default

it came with my beer kit, only used for this batch and the last.

__________________
jms5180 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 04:15 AM   #4
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,343
Liked 443 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 716

Default

I've been pretty succesful fishing stuff out of carboys, but if you're pretty sure it was clean and sanitized, don't sweat it. It'll come out when you clean the carboy after fermentation.

__________________

First Brew was thanksgiving 2011, I'm at 96 batches and counting (as of 8/31/2014), and ran out of room in my signature to list them all.

jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 04:34 AM   #5
BigSally
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 111
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Yeah it should be ok and if that's the worst you can do then my record's safe

__________________
BigSally is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
jms5180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbaysurfer View Post
I've been pretty succesful fishing stuff out of carboys, but if you're pretty sure it was clean and sanitized, don't sweat it. It'll come out when you clean the carboy after fermentation.
what did you get it out with?

Yea it was clean and sanitized, I actually think I have a better chance of introducing infections fishing it out then leaving it in there
__________________
jms5180 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 07:39 AM   #7
bigjason6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 49
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

What did you brew up?

__________________
bigjason6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #8
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,343
Liked 443 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 716

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jms5180 View Post
what did you get it out with?

Yea it was clean and sanitized, I actually think I have a better chance of introducing infections fishing it out then leaving it in there
Then I'd definitely leave it be. But to answer your question, I've used narrow SS tongs, and sanitized bare, thick gauge copper wire. For something like a baster shaft I'd probably try to bend the wire in a shape where you could wedge it down into the shaft, then pin it against the interior wall of the carboy and slide it up til it's close enough to the opening you can get a finger in it and pull it out.

Better yet, a pair of needle nose pliers to bend the very tip of the wire into a hook that's narrow enough to get all the way through the baster and hook the other end, then just pull it out. "Getter" magnets for stirbars and copper wire can work well together too. The getter magnet on the outside of the carboy, the wire on the inside.

The hooked wire idea is your best option...

Again though, if you think you'd INCREASE the chance of infection, may as well just leave it.
__________________

First Brew was thanksgiving 2011, I'm at 96 batches and counting (as of 8/31/2014), and ran out of room in my signature to list them all.

jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-25-2012, 05:06 AM   #9
jms5180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjason6 View Post
What did you brew up?
its a batch of jamil's even twin. Second brew.

Just had to switch to a homemade blowoff. Came home just as teh krausen was reaching the airlock. Its going strong
__________________
jms5180 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
jms5180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31
Default

I tasted it after 5 days (couldn't wait). It is amazing already, cant wait to see where it ends up

__________________
jms5180 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost my turkey baster.... volvodude Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 09-12-2011 05:13 PM
Turkey baster fail drycreek Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 10-07-2010 04:15 PM
DOH! dropped a turkey baster in my beer! xbabyboy4021x Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-08-2009 02:22 AM
Turkey Baster Stout- First brew success...? Sasquatchula Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-07-2008 07:35 AM
Turkey baster too short? free2brew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 12-13-2007 04:33 AM