Dumping mash?

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Dumping mash?

Post by gover » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:01 am

I was making corn mash, and when I mixed boiling water and corn, my plastic non waterproof digital thermometer felt into mash and it took me few minutes to find it out. The hot mash went completely into thermometer, on lithium batteries and circuit board. I am now afraid, that this could contaminate my mash (lithium, soldered board...). It is good idea to just dump whole thing or am I just overthinking it and it will be safe to proceed on?

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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by 8Ball » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:31 am

Unless you also took rectal readings with it I think you are fine. 8) My opinion.

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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by Hillbilly Popstar » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:47 am

I wouldnt worry about it.
I found a dead rat in my mash once. Best I ever made.
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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by still_stirrin » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:17 am

8Ball wrote:
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Unless you also took rectal readings with it I think you are fine. <— priceless!
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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by Twisted Brick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:45 am

Run it...
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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by pope » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:48 am

Lol rectal readings... kopi luwak style whiskey? I think the alcohol would kill any contamination. I think you're good, the liquid mostly went into the thermometer but didn't flow through it constantly, and even then... anyway sorry for your loss! Enjoy the mash and run it!
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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by DAD300 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:39 pm

I vote to keep it!

Then clean the thermometer out with heads, air dry and new batteries. Bet it works.
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Re: Dumping mash?

Post by seamusm53 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:36 pm

Not a mercury thermometer so don't worry.

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