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Old 09-22-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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So I was just checking on my IPA that I worked so hard on and I unplugged the blowoff valve to smell it...the moment I plugged it back in about a cup or two of sanitizer solution siphoned down into the 5 gallons of beer that was fermenting. It's two or three day old StarSan...this batch has to be ruined, right?

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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a little star san actually acts as yeast food, so it'll help. relax, my friend, and have a homebrew

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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a little star san actually acts as yeast food, so it'll help. relax, my friend, and have a homebrew
But a cup or two? I mean, that's a lot. I'm hopeful, but completely freakin out. 8-16oz.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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Oy...I dunno about that much with the acidity of it. Hopefully its less then ur expecting

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:34 AM   #5
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Oy...I dunno about that much with the acidity of it. Hopefully its less then ur expecting
No, pretty precise. The blowoff tube went to a four cup measuring cup that I filled up to four cups a few days ago. It's now at two cups. Some evaporated, yeah, but we're talking somewhere between one and two cups. Can I add a base to even out the acidity?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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Relax and let it go. Beer is tough to mess up once it's fermenting as long as you practice thorough sanitation, and I would say you're plenty sanitized!

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IM not sure about adding a base since there really isn't a way to see how the acidity was affected. I just asked about it cuz the acid killing the yeast in the beer and affecting the pitch. How long has the batch been fermenting?

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Two days now. It's been slowing down a bit recently, the sanitizer addition really slowed it down.

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Well i'd say just relax and let it go. U could always rack to the secondary for a good amount of time or let it rest in the bottle for a bit if there are some off flavors

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:22 AM   #10
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Well I decided to add another gallon of similar GU:BU wort to the brew, raising total volume to 6 gallons. That makes two cups (at worst) about 2% of the total volume, and one cup would make 1%. I'm also hoping the renewed fermentation will be able to break down some of the StarSan. We got 150+ IBUs on this brew, so I'm not worried about the taste, though I am worried about attenuation/health of people drinking it.

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