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Old 11-07-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default a small goof - should i worry?

I racked my belgian wit from the primary to the secondary. should have used a carboy but I racked into a bucket. The lid was new and the rubber grommet, gasket, whatever u call it was really tight and a little out of round. I was putting the airlock in and was putting more pressure than usual because it popped thru the lid and fell in the batch.

I had my racking cane and hose already sanitized but no paddle or spoon. I couldn't think of a sure-fire way to get it out so I left it in there.

I know it isn't ruined, but I wonder if that will impart any fine rubbery notes to offset the wheat malt, oats, coriander, orange and hops? I am not too worried about it because I brewed it with ingredients I bought over six months ago. (yeast was new and the hops were refrigerated. the lme was muntons wheat and was about 8 months old.

Anyone have any insight on a piece of rubber (sanitized, of course) in the secondary or using lme that may have been made a year ago? the fermentation is complete, I just racked to a secondary because I haven't had time to bottle. that piece of rubber will force me to wash and sanitize them.

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Old 11-07-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
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relax, dont worry, and have a home brew. the rubber gasket probably ruined your beer, but, who cares. just brew again and drink great beer while doing it.

"no man, by worrying, ever added a single day to his life."----Jesus of nazareth

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Old 11-07-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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Don't worry about it. It won't hurt anything.

The year-old LME, well, it's preferable to use fresh extract, but it'll still probably be okay.

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Old 11-07-2009, 11:45 PM   #4
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You've done no worse than any of us haver ever done and our beer turned out fine. When you realize this and you drink one of the best beers you ever made, add your story to this thread, and in the mean time read it while you rdwhahb....

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Old 11-08-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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relax, dont worry, and have a home brew. the rubber gasket probably ruined your beer, but, who cares. just brew again and drink great beer while doing it.

"no man, by worrying, ever added a single day to his life."----Jesus of nazareth
hey, I just gave myself not one but 2 excuses if it tastes like spiced vinegar! thanks for the assist, fellas.
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