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Old 12-24-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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I bottled my most recent batch last night. Everything was going smoothly until I transferred from the fermenter to the the bottling bucket. Transfer went great but when I set the bottling bucket on the counter to start bottling, I noticed I had a pretty good leak coming from the spigot. I had not tightened the nut on the inside enough and it was leaking. So I sanitized my hand and arm and reached in to tighten the nut and proceeded to bottle. I really do not want to throw a whole batch away so I will will give it time to carbonate and see what I have. Anyone else have issues similar to mine and how did the beer turn out?

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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I'm sure you're fine. Definitely don't throw it out unless it tastes bad.

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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I had that very same thing happen on one batch...and I cured it the very same way: sanitized my hand and arm, reached in and tightened the nut. And had absolutely NO problems with the batch bottle-carbing. So, you should be good to go! Oh...and Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Yeah, you'll most likely get away with it.

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Done the same thing, dont worry...should be fine.

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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I've done this several times....you will be fine.

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I had a small leak - went ahead and bottled, and cleaned up the spilled beer later.

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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Worst case you run into an arm hair in a bottle, bleh.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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What everyone above said, and Merry Christmas

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