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Old 09-29-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
Oct 2008
Fort Collins, CO
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Help while aerating a batch yesterday my stainless steel diffusion stone popped off the tubing. I tried to pull it up with a rare earth magnet on the outside of the carboy, but it did not work. I pitched and all seems to be going well. I realize that Stainless is often used as a fermentation vessel, do I need to worry about this ss stone being in my primary?

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:59 PM   #2
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Should not be a problem, just remember to grab it before you flush it down the drain. Magnets don't work with most Stainless.

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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It's no different than someone dropping their airlock grommet or anything else in the fermenter. It happens to all of us at one time or another and 99% of the time the beer turns out fine....You SS stone was sanitized so that's a plus...Some of the stuff that ends up in ours isn't.

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