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Old 06-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Ok.... So I just brewed up a porter... I worked pretty hard on the recipe... mash temps worked out perfect, the boil was awesome... everything was going as planned... then after pitching my yeast... while putting the airlock in the top of my bucket...... the rubber seal in the lid fell out! into my wort! I may have had a few too many homebrews while brewing...lol. so I'm freaking out but I also dont take myself too seriously so I do see the humor in it... Well I try to dig it out with a sanitized spoon... not going to good at all... So I give up... I wash my whole arm with soap for a few minutes... wash it with hand sanitizer then wash it some more in the sink...I dig in...to my fresh wort with my arm... find the seal, sanitize what needs sanitizing and put my airlock back in. I understand you guys typing on a beer website wont fix my beer... and I sure as hell aint dumpin it! but... what do you guys think as far as contamination... I like to think im good.. or has pisser met pooper on this one..if you know what I mean

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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You used "hand sanitizer" on your arm...? Does that just mean you dipped your arm into sanitizer like starsan?

If indeed you washed your arm twice and then sanitized it before dipping into the fermenter, without touching anything, I'd be more worried about the unsanitized rubber seal... how clean was it?

(has pisser met pooper...? one of the ugliest expression I've heard in a while... :-P )

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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Laughing out loud at that expression!

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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You are ok. I've done the exact thing before and been fine.

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Not even close to the most unsanitary thing Ive read on here, or witnessed.

Me and my buddy were bottling a beer and his toddler threw a snot rag in the bottling bucket without us noticing.

Ive heard of far worse on here as well.

Your beer will be fine, it was a non event.

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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You should be fine...but next time just pour your wort into a clean bucket and leave the seal behind.

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Old 06-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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this has to be the most commonly posted thing on these boards, "i dropped the rubber seal in the wort!!!!".

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Old 06-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
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Seagull took a dump in the air as it flew by and it fell right into the BK as we turned off the heat and about to run the wort through the chiller...

One of my buddies started to barf, another laughed uncontrollably for a few minutes. Most of us just stared at each other in a shocked daze for a few seconds. Lot's of "WTF"s all around.

An immediate unsolicited and unanimous vote ensued for dumping the whole batch. Not even a thought about just boiling it for whoever long to sterilize the wort.

It was one of our most expensive recipes to begin with and it hurt all the way back to the LHMS to pick up enough ingredients for another go.

The second batch was done under a beach umbrella.

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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i had sanitized all my gear as usual, poured my wort in the bucket that was located where it was going to ferment. but i had forgot the scissors to cut the yeast packet. i ran to grab them and when i came back my dog was taking a sample. LOL i pitched the yeast put the lid on and kegged it 3 weeks later. turned out to be a pretty nice beer.

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Old 06-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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mendesm - that story is amazing

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