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Offline russell

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thermomoter broke
« on: January 18, 2017, 05:21:53 PM »
My thermometer broke and little black pellets went everywhere it is a floating thermometer with a red top . the part that broke was at the bottom of the thermometer. Should I be concerned if they went into the wort?
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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »
I would

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »
I did the same thing one time. It's a dumper!
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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 05:34:15 PM »
Check them with a magnet.  If they stick to the magnet they are made of steel (or at least something iron based) and they should not be an issue.

If they don't stick to the magnet they could be lead, but are not necessarily lead.  Many inert metals are not magnetic either.

I have broken a thermometer in a batch too.  I didn't worry about it too much and used the wort anyway.  (it's taking all I have not finish this with a  joke about lead poisoning symptoms making it hard to think.  8)

I know it isn't the best answer but it's all I've got right now.

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 05:35:38 PM »
Bummer. This is why testing samples is good practice.

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 05:35:55 PM »
Do yourself a favor and dump it. Rebrew it and you won't have to worry.
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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 05:36:22 PM »
This is why testing samples is good practice.


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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 05:38:10 PM »
This is why testing samples is good practice.


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Or buy a thermapen. Broke 2 glass thermometers, splurged and bought one. Best cooking investment I've made, not just good for beer.
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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 06:26:01 PM »
I think I just learned a lesson, not going to worry about getting one that breaks anymore. I have another one that is all metal and is long with a dial type to read temps. I have 2 and they work good gonna stay with them.

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2017, 06:27:58 PM »
This is why testing samples is good practice.


^^^

Or buy a thermapen. Broke 2 glass thermometers, splurged and bought one. Best cooking investment I've made, not just good for beer.
Completely agree, the thermopen is an awesome product!

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2017, 06:29:01 PM »
My initial concerns would be mercury, lead, and glass. 

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2017, 09:21:51 PM »
looking at it after I cleaned up I don't think I got anything in the wort (at least I hope not) have finished the boil and it is in the fermenter. All it can do is kill me (prop me up beside the juke box when I'm gone.)
 will try to get back to you if anything happens.

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Re: thermomoter broke
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 03:56:36 AM »
CDN makes a great thermometer for $20.  I love mine.
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