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Old 03-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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The bulb didn't break, just the outer glass with the lead shot. I spooned out as much of the crud as I could see. I'm considering throwing this batch into the compost bin and starting again. I'll get a digital thermo too.

 
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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I think its steel shot not lead. If you scooped out the area in the mash where it all happened you should be fine.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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yeah they're not lead, but next time you buy a thermometer don't buy a glass one. They break in your beer and then you have broken glass in your beer. I'd throw away my glass hydrometer to if refractometers read SG with alcohol correctly.

 
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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I dont know man, an errant strand of glass in your beer could really ruin your day. Not worth it if you ask me brother.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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I'm pitching it into the compost bin. $15-$20 for more grains, not worth chancing it.

Live and learn. Lesson for today: GLASS THERMOMETERS SUCK!

(I bought an SS thermo to replace it).

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Old 03-22-2008, 11:35 PM   #6
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I figured he had a good to excellent chance that his gain bed, MLT screen, would catch the glass. If he does get a piece into primary, its buried at the bottom of the trub and I would think he has a minute chance of picking it up when racking. I would go into a secondary just to better you odds. But like Virtuous said it may not be worth it.

You have a better idea of how much glass could be in there. Did it just crack into a few pieces or shatter like tempered glass? If its just a few pieces put them together and see how much glass is missing.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:39 PM   #7
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meh. that would take time. time that might as well be spent getting on with the next batch.

 
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:48 PM   #8
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good call. This is the only time I reccomend throwing out a batch. Glass + soft tissue = bad day/week/month.

 
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I figured he had a good to excellent chance that his gain bed, MLT screen, would catch the glass. If he does get a piece into primary, its buried at the bottom of the trub and I would think he has a minute chance of picking it up when racking. I would go into a secondary just to better you odds. But like Virtuous said it may not be worth it.
If it was me, and I had a 20 foot grain bed it would find its way into my beer. Thats just my kind of luck
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:11 AM   #10
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Thow it. I like quality stem type thermometers like www.morebeer.com sells. I don't use glass adjuncts in my mash so start over with the mash.
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