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Old 03-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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Think about the thousands of years beer has been brewed. Now think of only the couple hundred years we have known about germs. Beer has been brewed in woods and plains and deserts without soap, without star-san or iodophor. In spidery, mildewy scary trappist cellars (sours or not). I tend to think most people over concern themselves with sanitation. Sure, you want things to be clean and do what you can to avoid contamination, but as long as you didn't just scratch your ass with said spoon, *personally* I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Plus one. People here freak out over small contamination concerns while ignoring temps and arguing pitching rates. A wooden spoon for three seconds isn't going to do anything, you're all good OP.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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...but as long as you didn't just scratch your ass with said spoon, *personally* I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
I couldn't have said it better. You'll be good to go.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #13
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Think about the thousands of years beer has been brewed. Now think of only the couple hundred years we have known about germs. Beer has been brewed in woods and plains and deserts without soap, without star-san or iodophor. In spidery, mildewy scary trappist cellars (sours or not). I tend to think most people over concern themselves with sanitation. Sure, you want things to be clean and do what you can to avoid contamination, but as long as you didn't just scratch your ass with said spoon, *personally* I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Well said sir
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone. My wife is crocheting that on a pillow right now

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #15
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So just to be clear; spoon ass scratching is frowned upon?

Tough crowd here.

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #17
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So just to be clear; spoon ass scratching is frowned upon?

Tough crowd here.
For brewing with....cooking is fine though!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:21 AM   #18
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My custom brew spoon doubles as an as... back scratcher.

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