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Old 11-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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I put a blow off tube in my carboy as soon as I pitched my yeast, which I always do because I usually have a very aggressive fermentation. The problem came when I went to remove it, and this has never happened before, I started to pull it out and it sucked some of the water(~1/4 of a gallon) back through the tube and into my fermentor!!!
Did I just "F!!!" up my batch?

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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Hmm. Was it clean water or did it have blowoff in it? Clean water might not be a problem, there is alcohol in the beer. My blowoff water gets pretty gunky sometimes. I would be concerned if five-day old gunky water got pulled back in.

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Lucky I just changed the water in the blow-off container Thursday morning, and it didn't blow-off anything after I had changed the water. Soooo it was some what clean but definitely not sterilized.

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That will teach ya for playing with your hose.....lol

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hahaha very funny, BOY!!!

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I would just roll with it. Keg it and drink.

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You have alcohol in the beer - you are OK; self sanitizing.

If it had been old with some 'blow-off' in it, it would be a concern since it would be sure to have actobacteria in it.

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That is what I am coming to, Keg it and forget it. You guys are right, it has alcohol in it already, it wasn't the dirty blow-off water, and yes I will learn to be more careful with my hose not to play with it to much.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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Just an update.
kegged this beer this afternoon, and it tastes fine, actually better than fine.
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