The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Star San racking cane accident

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
DeUltima
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 5
Default Star San racking cane accident

I know I'm probably just being a worry-wort here, but I'm still a newbie at home brewing and maybe just need someone to tell me to relax and everything will be fine, LOL.

I had a little accident while I was bottling my 6th batch (Cooper's IPA + 1kg ldme + 500g dextrose) tonight. I mixed my priming sugar into the boiling water then after letting it cool a bit, I added it to the bottling bucket.

I like to prime the racking cane/tube with star san, then I usually have a cup sitting beside my bucket to pour the star san into until the line turns to pure beer, then I move it into the bottling bucket with the sugar water.

Somehow I totally forgot to have my cup sitting there and added the star san directly into the bottling bucket without even realizing it until it was way too late. Now I continued on with the bottling process, but I'm a little worried that I may see some negative effects because of this (lack of carbonation or off tastes).

I measured the amount the racking cane and tube holds to about 100ml (between 1/3-1/4 of a US cup) and it was spilled into around 21 liters (5.5 US gallons) of brew.

I've read on this forum that spilling star san into the brew before fermentation is all cool, but I wanted to be reassured that spilling a little in while bottling is also cool.

__________________
DeUltima is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
SpanishCastleAle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,384
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts

Default

You're fine, no worries. I seriously doubt you'll even taste it.

__________________
Early brewers were primarily women, mostly because it was deemed a woman's job. Mesopotamian men, of some 3,800 years ago, were obviously complete assclowns and had yet to realize the pleasure of brewing beer.- Beer Advocate
SpanishCastleAle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
gicts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 307
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

No worries. Did you add the priming sugar?

__________________
gicts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
DeUltima
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gicts View Post
No worries. Did you add the priming sugar?
Yup, the priming sugar/water mix was already in the bottling bucket when I started racking the beer into it. My worry was that the star san I had in the racking cane/tube to start the siphon would cause an issue.

Thanks guys for the quick response, I feel a bit better now.
__________________
DeUltima is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
JRems
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mahopac, NY
Posts: 2,227
Liked 57 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

You will be fine. You won't taste it at all.

__________________
JRems is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
iheartbeer81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 23
Default

Just had the exact same thing happen! But it was only a one gallon batch. Its a stout, am I am in trouble??

Thanks!

__________________
iheartbeer81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #7
iheartbeer81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 23
Default

Any help?

__________________
iheartbeer81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #8
pstrohs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St Louis
Posts: 292
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

You won't notice it. You'll be fine.

__________________

"Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right"

Keezer Build

pstrohs is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
iheartbeer81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 23
Default

Thank you!!

__________________
iheartbeer81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2013, 04:14 AM   #10
xjbobbin82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 52
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pstrohs View Post
You won't notice it. You'll be fine.
Sorry I was browsing and I just saw your picture, had to tell you that it's awesome! 11 baby!!
__________________
Bloop...Bloop...Bloop...Zzzz :)
xjbobbin82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
corn sugar verus cane sugar or carbonating bkov Bottling/Kegging 4 02-13-2012 01:33 PM
Mesh filter for bottling bucket to prevent racking cane clog? timbudtwo Bottling/Kegging 4 02-10-2011 09:12 PM
Cutting racking cane Metsbrew Bottling/Kegging 7 03-09-2010 01:20 AM
Cane sugar in priming paranode Bottling/Kegging 4 03-24-2007 03:40 PM
Anyone ever carbonated by using raw sugar cane? britishbloke Bottling/Kegging 5 03-09-2007 04:59 PM