Originally Posted by dcp27
i would bet its not an infection, you'll find out for sure in a few more weeks tho. RDWHAHB
a secondary wouldnt reduce the risk of infection, if anything it increases the chance
I meant that a large surface area in a primary bucket, combined with a large volume of air above it would increase the chances of introducing airborne microbes. A sanitary siphon into a sanitary carboy with minimal head space would decrease the chance introduction of those microbes. In the former case it of course helps if one resists the urge open the lid to peek, sniff, taste etc.
In this case I'll bet the brew is going to be fine.