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Old 10-06-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default My daughter sneezed in the wort!

I was brewing a batch of Dry Stout yesterday, worked all afternoon on it, when my 4.5 year old daughter walked up and sneezed right into the wort as I was transferring it from the boiling pot to the primary fermenter bucket.

So.. what's the chance of contamination here? Pretty high? I'm pretty sure the sneeze made it to the wort.

Its fermentiing now and showing signs of pretty good yeast activity, but I'm pretty worried that the batch may be infected.

Has this happened to anyone else? Did it turn out to be contaminated?

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:22 AM   #2
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Worrying now will do no good. There's nothing you can do but wait. I bet it'll turn out fine. RDWHAHB.

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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I'm sure it'll be ok.

Or it won't.

You'll see!

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I'm betting it will be fine. And once fermentation is done, you won't be able to get your daughter's cold from drinking the beer.

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What about off-flavors from the bacteria, that is if the wort gets infected?

That is mostly what I'm concerned with as I think the alcohol and fermentation will probably kill the bacteria in the end, right?

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I doubt there will be any issues. I am sure particles in the air drop in the wort while people are brewing without any problems, as well as insects, leaves, etc.

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OK, I don't think there will be an infection from it. The bit about not passing the cold was humor you missed because you are worrying too much about this. Relax dude and have a home brew.

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OK, I don't think there will be an infection from it. The bit about not passing the cold was humor you missed because you are worrying too much about this. Relax dude and have a home brew.
Thanks. I appreciate the needed reminder.

I guess there's a line between being serious about one's beer...and being TOO serious about one's beer.
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I'm betting for the fine too...but Just in case you were wondering...I'm NOT interested in a beer swap.

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