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Old 03-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Went to replace the blowoff on a belgian pale I brewed and sucked back some of the starsan into the fermenter (approx 1-2oz). Bad news is that I found some mold growing in the bottom of the jar I had the starsan in. I'm super pissed, that was going to be a really good brew. Now its not anything but poison. Lesson learned but I really am heated about this. Needed to vent, end rant.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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How long did it ferment? Maybe it will fight the mold off.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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I'm failing to see where the issue is here.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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I had no idea mold could grow in starsan! How old was the starsan? Are you sure it was mold and not blow-off material?

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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I'm failing to see where the issue is here.
Same here. I bet it's fine. I bet you either sucked up blowoff gunk or some starsan sediment. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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I really doubt it's mold. Oxygen is required for mold growth and I've never seen mold grow on the bottom of any liquid. Probably just yeast gunk, you'll be fine.

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Mold growing in starsan? Do you have photos?

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Wish I did, I could be over reacting but it was older starsan (maybe three weeks) and I failed to see any blow off make it to the jar. I hope to God it's alright, gonna stick it out and see how it goes. Thanks guys.

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Only need to react if the beer actually is infected...and even then, wait and see.

If there's a chance it could be infected...relax, because probability wise, it's not.

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When I dump out old starsan, there's a layer of whitish gunk at the bottom. Just harmless sediment.

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