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Old 12-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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seems like 99% of the time a person is freaked out about infection, it's not the case. why are people so paranoid about it? sanitation is pretty basic and nothing you're doing is particularly complicated. i just don't get why every day we get 10 new "is this infected?" threads. maybe it's just people not using the search function. i dunno.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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If you've never fermented anything before, the ugly mess can be scary.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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I feel ya. I've never had a major inflection and I'm not the best about sanitation. I use starsan but my fermentors are old buckets that most people would have tossed a long time ago.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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I think the major issue is that the newbies worry about wasting the $$$'s it costs to make a batch a beer when they could have just bought some Sam Adams.

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confession time: i never oxy my bottles. i have a water blaster thingy i hook up to my sink, that and star san, but that's it.

i think yeast are a lot tougher than most people think.

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I think the major issue is that the newbies worry about wasting the $$$'s it costs to make a batch a beer when they could have just bought some Sam Adams.
You're being sarcastic, right?
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i think newbies are rightfully paranoid about everything in the beginning but after a couple batches, it's time to start refining, not worrying about things that (from what i've seen) barely anyone has a problem with.

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confession time: i never oxy my bottles. i have a water blaster thingy i hook up to my sink, that and star san, but that's it.

i think yeast are a lot tougher than most people think.
no sanitizer? That's just asking for trouble. Why risk all that hard work by doing that?
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I compare it to going to Mexico or some other place where you aren’t supposed to drink the water. You do need to be careful. But how many people ruin a good portion of their vacation by worrying about every last thing they put in their body sending them to the can for the rest of the day? It is easy to worry too much when nasty results are possible. Likewise, you need to be careful about sanitation when brewing. But when you have this possibility of a ruined batch of beer floating around in your head, it is easy to start second guessing your procedure and imagining that you are doing all sorts of things wrong.

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no sanitizer? That's just asking for trouble. Why risk all that hard work by doing that?
i said i used star san.
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