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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Hope I didn't ruin my Pliny clone

I just added the last addition of dryhops and took a gravity sample. Problem is I forgot to sanitize my beer thief before pulling a sample. It made contact with my wort twice. It was clean, but not sanitized.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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If it was done fermenting, you will be ok - if not you'll just have to wait and see

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Should be fine. Make sure you write this down in your notes, but it doesn't sound like anything to worry about.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Like bridge said, your brew is a lot more resistant to infections once the fermentation process is complete. Plus since you've already added the first round of dry hopping, your even better off. Hops are a natural defense against the baddies. No worries.

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Yep, that recipe is 7-ish ABV. Like was said above, if there was anything on the beer thief, the alcohol will most likely take care of it. RDWHAHB and cheers!

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:17 AM   #6
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That all makes me feel better about it. It finished a little drier than expected and I'm sitting at 8.9% ABV. Thanks folks!

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