I was so happy last night,brewing up my very first Baltic Porter, also my very first lager, we will not mention that it was only a one gallon batch.
It was the most boring boil EVER, with one hop addition and then whirlflock at 15. In fact, there was so little to do that I had the beer in a temporary FV for over night trub separation inside of 3.5 hours.
This morning I awoke with a sense of school boy excitement,ran down stairs, got out the star san, sanitized a funnel, bung, air-lock and blow off tube. I then siphoned the wort from one FV to another, leaving behind 90% of the crap, shook it like it owed my money on payday, pitched a decent size started at the same temp and chucked it into the fermentation fridge.
I had action inside of 45 minutes.
At 50 minutes after pitching I realised that I had missed out a step: I forgot to sanitize the FV which it is now in.
The FV was clean and had sat with a bung and blow off on all night.
The last thing I fermented in the bugger was and all Brett Cust, mild.
So,lads, what are the odds that I just fu**ed up my special new year beer?