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InityBrew 01-17-2013 12:11 PM

airlock suckback
 
Quick question.

I had a little airlock suck back in my 8% IIPA after dry hopping when cold crashing.
I used starsan in the airlock and a little over half of the airlock was sucked in to the beer.

Should I worry about any infection or am I being crazy?

I plan on kegging tonight.

Thanks,

freisste 01-17-2013 12:15 PM

I wouldn't worry, especially if there is still some liquid in the airlock. Starsan is sterile, so it can't infect your beer.

Even if it could, at this point your options are dumping it or bottling it. I think you'll be hard pressed to find anyone suggesting you dump it based on the possibility of an infection. Lots of people wouldn't dump if the KNEW it was infected.

unionrdr 01-17-2013 01:33 PM

The starsan in the airlock would've killed any nasties that got into it. No worries.

mrrshotshot 01-17-2013 01:42 PM

For future reference, I use the s shaped air locks when cold crashing just for this very reason.

F250 01-17-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InityBrew (Post 4794736)
Quick question.

I had a little airlock suck back in my 8% IIPA after dry hopping when cold crashing.
I used starsan in the airlock and a little over half of the airlock was sucked in to the beer.

Should I worry about any infection or am I being crazy?

I plan on kegging tonight.

Thanks,

If you get an infection from Star San we are all doomed! :drunk:

Rick

InityBrew 01-17-2013 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrrshotshot (Post 4794996)
For future reference, I use the s shaped air locks when cold crashing just for this very reason.

Thanks for the responses.

I will be sure to pick one of these up next time I am at my local shop.


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