Originally Posted by shertz
Good to hear you found the problem! Those things could potentially cause someone to quit brewing. Cheers
I would hope a little thing like an infection problem WOULDN'T cause someone to wimp out and quit brewing...It's just a problem to be solved...you replace hoses, and anything scratched, and you switch sanitizers. It's inevetable that as our equipment gets used the potential for an infected batch increases. It's not the end of the world.
I was listening to a basic brewing podcast with Dan Carey, Brewmaster of New Glarus Brewery and he mentioned that they average commercial brewery has about a 3-4 year grace period before infection issues occur...but infected batches DO happen in comercial breweries, so why should we not believe it's possible in our home breweries...
It's just highly unlikely
that a brand new brewer will infect their first batch or first few batches, it's more likely someone like me will have it happen, as our equipment gets funky...