Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

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Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

Postby rvn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:15 pm

Hey All,

We (my wife :) ) managed to break the alcometer during a stripping run and about a teaspoon's worth of the little ball bearings from the tube made it into the container with the stripped wash.

I've continued with the strip as I more or less know by volume where I'm at (was aiming for 20%) but do you think I should be paranoid about contamination? (from the alcometer contents?)

There is no discolouration of the liquid. The alcometer is just the standard HBS style (<$10) and the balls that spilt out really do just look like regular (steel?) ball bearings in use for their weight.

Is there much risk? Would a second strip help?

Cheers!
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Re: Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

Postby scythe » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 pm

I wouldn't risk it, you have not lost much but the time it took to strip the wash and a couple of bucks in the ingredients.
I thought the balls were lead myself.
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Re: Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

Postby rvn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:50 pm

scythe wrote:I wouldn't risk it, you have not lost much but the time it took to strip the wash and a couple of bucks in the ingredients.
I thought the balls were lead myself.


Now that you mention it....they do look like lead x_x
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Re: Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

Postby The Stig » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:02 pm

They are lead , no if’s or buts sorry
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Re: Broken Alcometer Contents in Stripped Run

Postby rvn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:23 pm

Thanks for the confirmation :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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