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Old 11-08-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Broken Floating Thermometer in the last 15 minutes of my heady Breakfast Oatmeal/Maple/Molasses/Vanilla/Bourbon stout.

Why the hell did I even keep it in there mid-boil?

Moral of the story... Stick to the clip on candy-therms or the Digital therm... Boot your floating thermometers!

Still deciding if I should do a super-careful strain and cool-down or ditch it. The thermometer casing broke... looks like some of the red wax/epoxy type stuff may have leaked in... as well as some of the steel balls. The thermometer itself inside seems fine.

Stupid damn $7 floating thermometers!!

 
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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Seems to be the day for it, Eh? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/anot...thread-127881/

I haven't read it, but I've been there done that....
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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Did you ditch your batch or use it as an exercise in not getting ANYTHING near your Primary from the trub....

May not be a bad exercise since this will be my first Shirron Plate Chiller usage as well...

 
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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Mine was an internal break in the thermometer. So nothing ended up in my beer. I just threw the damn thing in the garbage and kept brewing.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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I don't think Im ditching this brew... too promising.

I'll be the guinea pig... I'll make sure nothing goes in that damn primary except sweet, sweet wort.

 
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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I keep seeing these threads and it has me thinking "you can tall I have had a few tonight" what about using the stainless racking cane with the stainless screens. To me it would be an excuse to buy on.

 
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:17 AM   #7
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Wow- didn't know stainless racking equipment existed... with filters no less.

I'd love to get one with some kind of.. three stage filter equipment that I could disassemble for easy cleaning.. that would be epic.

 
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:22 AM   #8
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I had a broken floating therm too a few weeks back. So many people have had issues with those.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:35 AM   #9
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Just pitched WL Londan Ale Yeast... After leaving the trub and sorting through it... saw LOTS of those little balls in it. Luckily, my painters mesh didnt allow ANY trub garbage through the chiller...

LOVE THIS SHIRRON as well... Chilled out to probably a perfect average of 70F... 66degF on the top reading with a IR Therm, and about 80+/-F on the bottom with a digi-prod therm... Averages out good enough for me... very awesome chiller.

 
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