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Old 04-27-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Smack pack sprung a leak

This happened when I was trying to break the inter pouch so I can make a starter tonight; it is just a pin hole leak. I swabbed it with alcohol. Has anyone else had this happen? And should I worry about an infection?

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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Never been a problem for me, but i wouldn't worry. Get it onto some wort and you should be fine.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:53 AM   #3
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Seconded; I wouldn't worry about infection, but getting it started sooner rather than later will help to ensure that that chance is even more remote .

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This happened when I was trying to break the inter pouch so I can make a starter tonight; it is just a pin hole leak. I swabbed it with alcohol. Has anyone else had this happen? And should I worry about an infection?
You will be fine since you are making a starter ASAP. Even if you planned on waiting just sanitize and tape shut and you would also be fine.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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the starter will tell you if infected. I once popped a big hole trying to smack the pack, and it turned out fine. like everyone is saying, since you're making a starter, don't worry.

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