Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I think I messed up my brew.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
willywonkaou812
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1
Default I think I messed up my brew.

Hello all,
I transferred my beer from the primary to the secondary but the syphon didnt work very well and I got some air bubbles into the carboy. I think that the hose was too big for the auto syphon and drew in some air. Going to get a better fitting tube for next time. Sheez.
Now I am concerned about this and wondering if I have contaminated the batch of beer. There's not much I can do about it now but wondering if any body else has had this problem and was still successful?

Thanks,

PS its a Coopers English Bitter.

__________________
willywonkaou812 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
K5MOW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Webster, TX
Posts: 416
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Wish I could help. But I am new also.

Roger

__________________

primary: Cream Ale All Grain
Primary Canadian Ale
Primary: Caribou Slobber
Primary: Blackberry Mead Melomel
Primary: Caribou Slobber

K5MOW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
scinerd3000
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milton, De
Posts: 2,155
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

this has happened to all of us one time or another. Most likly you would have oxidised your beer rather than contaminated it as its fairly difficult to contaminate a fermented beer. Relax and wait until its bottled and tasted because theres absolutly nothing you can do until then.
-Cheers

__________________
On Hiatus: Brewing at work....
scinerd3000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
MalFet
/bɪər nərd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,181
Liked 1218 Times on 806 Posts
Likes Given: 555

Default

You're fine, don't worry. Its generally a good idea to avoid introducing air to beer after fermentation, but it's not like air will immediately putrify your brew. If you're worried about oxidation, this is not enough to matter (especially if you don't plan to age this thing for a half-decade before drinking). If you're worried about infection, a fermented beer has enough alcohol in it to protect it reasonably well against a random dust mote or two.

__________________
MalFet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2011, 12:58 AM   #5
Smokeater233
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 278
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Correct - a few bubbles are not going to destroy your beer. We have indeed all done this at one point or another, but RDWHAHB, it's going to be fine...

__________________
Smokeater233 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Brew! Scared i might have messed up. frankthetank0516 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 10-17-2012 07:04 AM
I think I may have messed up my second brew. charliebucket Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 01-07-2011 10:34 PM
I think I messed up my first brew - what do you think? nickhead Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 44 09-20-2008 10:28 PM
First brew - think I've messed it up! wanzelbin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-07-2007 12:04 AM
You won't believe how I messed my brew up valhallan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 09-02-2006 08:19 PM