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Old 03-30-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hey this is my first post and my first brew
and of course I did something wrong.
I was kinda distracted while i was getting my kit out
and sanatized and put together. I accidently put my
crystal thermometer (the sticker one) inside the bucket.
I brewed it and it is fermenting and I just realized
what I did. Is this gonna be an issue?
Are the chemicals from it going to get in the beer?
If not should I just leave it in, or try to get it out,
before my next brew?


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Old 03-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Oh,man. Thats funny, let me know how it goes or i'll have to know what the experts say. Its one of those situations when you want to kick yourself in the ass for doing it.


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Old 03-30-2010, 04:27 PM   #3
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I do want to kick myself. I'm just hoping
it didn't dissolve it something. It will really
suck if wasted all that money and time.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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I would say the only thing to worry about on there is the glue they use but I'm not sure if it would leach or not. You might be ok just letting it go and maybe that stuff will settle out but I'm not sure.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #5
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You'll be fine. At worst you may have leached the adhesive off the thermometer but even then I doubt that its toxic. Rely on your taste buds and if it tastes fine drink it.

I would even be willing to bet the thermometer still works once you retrieve it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
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Most of those thermometers use static electricity to cling, not adhesives.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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did you sanitize after you put the thermometer on, I mean IN?
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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I put it in as I sanatized it so it got sanatized as well
not quite as well as the bucket but I rubbed it down
with a paper towel that had the sani solution on it
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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You will likely be OK but the strip is not waterproof. Here is a link that goes into detail about the thing:

http://tkachenterprises.com/Products.html

The last paragraph under the "Instructions for Use" category explains this. At the very least you will have to remove it after your beer is done fermenting.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
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Thanks for the link. I think it should be okay because it will have only been in there a week when I bottle. I guess i'll just peel it off and scrub the hell out of the area to make sure there is no left over glue. And if it makes the beer toxic at least i'll die happy, with a beer in my hand.


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