Originally Posted by neomadmonkey
I am currently working on my first ever brew, and got through the boil and I didn't have a chiller so I put it in the sink with ice water to cool it. Well, from what I read when you cool it this way you stir it every 15 minutes or so. I put a stirring spoon in a sanitized solution that is supposed to be a no-rinse sanitizer, but I made a dumb move. I took the spoon directly from the solution and started stirring with out letting it dry or anything. Have I just ruined this batch, or is it one of those "time will tell" kind of things? Thank you in advance!
You are fine. Next time, put the pot in tap water and stir the wort. When the cold tap water is hot to the touch, I pull the pot out and change out the tap water. Do this a couple of times, until your tap water and wort equalize in temp. Change the water again, add your ice and chill. I used to be able to go from boil to pitch in less than 35 minutes that way. Make sure you stir the cramp out of it the entire time.