Last week to Enter the Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway!



Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > I hate when I'm stupid
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
timdsmith72
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Posts: 357
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default I hate when I'm stupid

I usually don't rehydrate my dry yeast. Usually, I just sprinkle it on top of the wort when it's cool enough.

So yesterday, I decided to rehydrate a packet of Nottingham for the Red Rye I had just brewed. I boiled a cup of water. Put it in a measuring cup. Covered it with saran wrap. Sprinkled in the yeast once it was cool enough. Waited a while, swirled it around and poured it into the wort. THEN I realized I forgot to sanitize the measuring cup before putting the boiled water in it.
I'm hoping it'll be ok. Nothing I can do about it now....

__________________
timdsmith72 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #2
Dryhops
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20
Default

Eh, you still put boiling water into it. If it was reasonably clean to begin with, i.e not dirty enough to protect bacteria/yeast from the elements, then the boiling water should have killed any nasties.

__________________
Dryhops is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #3
timdsmith72
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Posts: 357
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Yeah. That's what I'm hoping.
It was clean. Fresh out of the cabinet. Just washed a few days ago.

__________________
timdsmith72 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2014, 10:12 PM   #4
Terek
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 386
Liked 36 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

The water should have been hot enough to sterilize the cup. I wouldn't worry about it. It's true sanitation is important, but I think people get a little insane sometimes. I have never had an infection. Once I even put my whole arm in the fermenter (don't ask) and didn't have a problem. Mainly I think because I had been dunking my hands/arms in starsan all day.
Starsan is amazing stuff. It says at least 2 min contact, but I have found it instantaneous. I now just keep a spray bottle full of San and spray everything. I rarely soak anything in it anymore.
But back to topic, ur fine. SBRHAHB

__________________
Cottonwood Brewery
Fermenters: beer and cider
Bottled: lots of beer and cider :)
"BEER....The cause of, and solution too, all of life's problems"
Terek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
timdsmith72
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Posts: 357
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Hehehe. I've done the arm in the fermentor thing. (I won't ask if you don't.)

__________________
timdsmith72 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 04:00 AM   #6
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 4,982
Liked 489 Times on 421 Posts
Likes Given: 163

Default

You're all good. You'll have better beer by rehydrating, for sure.

__________________

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Join the Beacon Point (Aurora, CO) Brewclub on Facebook- casual, fun brewing, drinking, socializing!

Cyclman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 04:02 AM   #7
timdsmith72
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Posts: 357
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks! That's what I'm hoping! I know I got krausen in less than 12 hours. That's never happened with Notty before in my experience.


Sent from my iPad using Home Brew

__________________
timdsmith72 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 04:15 AM   #8
oakbarn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oakbarn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 739
Liked 51 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Years ago we tried with one carboy hydrated and the other not. While the fermentation started slightly quicker with the hydrated one, there was not delta on the FG nor the timing or taste. We no longer hydrate.

__________________
oakbarn 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
I'm stupid, stupid, stupid!! - Froze my keezer jldc Bottling/Kegging 10 02-07-2014 02:59 PM
Stupid Quotes by your Stupid Boss (or co-worker) BierMuncher General Chit Chat 65 04-18-2012 08:29 PM
Stupid auto siphon, stupid keg, stupid hobby..... Ceedubya Bottling/Kegging 13 05-19-2009 06:50 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS