I'm a new homebrewer and inherited some of my equipment from a friend. I've been using a plastic stir spoon that has Fermenthaus stamped on it, looks like this
One thing I noticed while boiling just water and removing the spoon from it, is that it smells very much like plastic or rubber. Not the water or the pot, but if I put my nose up to the spoon and smell.
Is there a chance this could lead to off-flavors in my beer? Should I ditch it for a stainless steel stir spoon?
I figure a brand like 'Fermenthaus' it's gotta be designed with brewing in mind but I want to make sure I'm good to keep this thing in my boil kettle.