OK guys, so I brewed an extract IPA on March 17th ( a fitting way to spend st. pats if I ever heard one). MY OG was spot on at 1.054. Tonight, I came home from work and decided to take a gravity reading. I am 9 days into my fermentation an am sitting right at 1.020. I took a sip from my hydrometer jar and was pleasntly surprised that it tasted like beer. I am going to leave it sit for a few more days. I will check the SG again once I reach the 14 day mark. I wont even think about bottling until i reach the proper SG reading as directed by the kit directions.
So as I was moving my fermentation bucket back into the closet, I must have depressed the lid a bit and as I released it, I watched in horror as the airlock sucked in a tiny bit of water. I am using a 3 piece airlock filled with water. I am guessing maybe a fraction of an ounce made it into my bucket...I know my fermentation is well under way and I am hoping the current environment is not infection friendly......Should I be overly worried about this mishap causing an infection, or am I just freaking out over nothing?.....Perhaps I just need a drink.