Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Give my beer a cold!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,061
Liked 1000 Times on 615 Posts
Likes Given: 2673

Default Give my beer a cold!

I had intentions of bottling a 5gal batch tomorrow night. To my disappointment I woke up this morning feeling as though I might be catching a cold.. What is the general consensus on handling/bottling my beer with a slight cold? Do any of you think it would be safe if I practice extreme cleanliness/sanitation? Should I just put it off out of fear of an infection? I'd rather not put it off.. What would you do?

__________________
Stauffbier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
Berock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wichita
Posts: 140
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

No Issues. Just don't couch right into the beer. You could always wear a mask (like the ones used when working in dusty construction areas).

__________________
Berock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
Seven
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,489
Liked 124 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

If you practice good sanitation you should be fine.

__________________
Seven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
djfriesen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,144
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Colds are viruses, not bacteria, so I believe they require a living host in order to reproduce and spread. Even if they were bacteria, I would think the alcohol in the beer would be pretty inhospitable to your cold nasties. Either way, shouldn't have any effect on your beer.

__________________
djfriesen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2011, 11:29 PM   #5
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,061
Liked 1000 Times on 615 Posts
Likes Given: 2673

Default

I've been thinking the same thing as everyone else in this thread. I am indeed planning on wearing a mask and medical quality latex gloves. I figured I'd even spray the mask and myself with star san just for good measure.. Thanks all!

__________________
Stauffbier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2011, 11:45 PM   #6
H-ost
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,753
Liked 51 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 108

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berock View Post
No Issues. Just don't couch right into the beer.
I usually have a beer on the couch but you must have some HUGE bottles.
__________________
H-ost is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2011, 12:54 AM   #7
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,061
Liked 1000 Times on 615 Posts
Likes Given: 2673

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H-ost View Post
I usually have a beer on the couch but you must have some HUGE bottles.
haha, my couch is dirtier than my cough!
__________________
Stauffbier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2011, 02:40 AM   #8
Boohausen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Norton, Ma
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by djfriesen View Post
Colds are viruses, not bacteria, so I believe they require a living host in order to reproduce and spread. Even if they were bacteria, I would think the alcohol in the beer would be pretty inhospitable to your cold nasties. Either way, shouldn't have any effect on your beer.
your right!!!!, if we knew how many working bottlers were sick while bottling at our favorite breweries. you'd want them to wear a mask, no need to go to far
__________________
Boohausen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does Idophor give off flavors to the beer? Geobrewer85 Equipment/Sanitation 9 09-14-2011 06:23 AM
Can someone give me the dimensions to my lost vinator spring? BoxofRain Equipment/Sanitation 4 03-10-2011 09:49 AM
should I give the bottles another wash LarryC Equipment/Sanitation 2 08-03-2009 01:29 AM
Can anyone give me messurements? aekdbbop Equipment/Sanitation 3 11-08-2007 01:57 PM
mounting a shirron chiller...give me some ideas Dude Equipment/Sanitation 28 04-08-2006 11:33 AM