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Old 03-15-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Help! I did something stupid

Not that it's the first time.

I was pushing down on the lid of my fermentor (don't ask me why) and I ended up back siphoning a bit of PBW sanitizer solution that was in my airlock into the fermenting wort. Is it ruined and have I now poisoned my beer?

I would imagine its about a tablespoon or so...

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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PBW or Star-San; there is a difference... ?

Star San is ok... PBW; Dunno ?

Switch to Vodka and you will feel better next time it gets sucked in

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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RDWHAHB!

Yep, it's ruined. Let it ferment, bottle it, and send it all to me for proper disposal.

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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It's PBW for sure....

Any chemists on the forum? Sodium metasilicate I think...

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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And yes I was HAHB or three already...
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:17 AM   #6
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Just switch to a blow off tube so next time your not posting. "My airlock blew off and the airlock has been off over night. Is my beer OK or infected? "

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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no,not with that little bit. But know this-PBW is a cleaner,not a sanitizer like starsan or idophor. I use cheap,grocery store vodka in my airlocks. Anything that does get through the little holes in the airlock cap die of alcohol poisoning. And if it gets sucked back,no worries.
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I second the vodka. I used to worry about this and now if it squirts like a cows udder I don't give a sh*t.

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And yes I was HAHB or three already...
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Ah, the HAHB while Brewing " I Screwed Up" thread....... .......
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Ah, the HAHB while Brewing " I Screwed Up" thread....... .......
Yep, we've all done it.
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