And really glad I posted and got your advice Jeff. That would have ruined a good beer and a lot of hops.......Wow. I'm glad I didn't use the ones you have, Dave. I'm assuming mine are SS but not chrome plated which would make sense, because that clearly never happened to my beers. Better in a glass of beer than the entire batch though. I'd just go with marbles then . I use 8 or 10 and it's plenty to sink alot of hops. I dry hop pretty heavily.
Yea, the chrome level is way too low now that I look at it. I'm not giving up though! I'm thinking about setting them in lucite or something similar or wrapping them in WaterWeld.