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Old 05-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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I'm fermenting a one gallon batch of Belgian specialty ale. I have a blow off tube on which is in a bucket of StarSan. This morning I noticed that some of the solution was sucked into the carboy. Do I need to toss the batch? I know it's fine pre-fermentation but I'm not sure if it's dangerous post- fermentation.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
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You're good. StarSan is supposed to break down to nutrients for yeast.

I mean, you don't want a gallon in there, it would dillute the beer. But a little is fine.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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You'll be fine, depending on how much sanitizer got sucked back in, your beer may have gotten a little diluted, but otherwise no issues.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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I highly recommend that you take a listen to the "Sanitation with Charlie Talley" session on the BrewingNetwork (http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/sho...Charlie-Talley). I believe that Charlie talks about drinking a pint of the stuff in his interview.

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Old 05-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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I highly recommend that you take a listen to the "Sanitation with Charlie Talley" session on the BrewingNetwork (http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/sho...Charlie-Talley). I believe that Charlie talks about drinking a pint of the stuff in his interview.
Yeah, I listened to that one a long time ago. This is a REALLY good episode! I forgot which podcast that was on. bookmarking it for future reference.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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It's fine, assuming you mixed correctly.

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It's fine. Elevate your carboy on something (I use a milk crate) over the blowoff solution from now on and don't worry about it.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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I'd drink it

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