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Old 03-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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I am 10 minutes into my mash. While mashing in on a 15 gallon batch I realized I accidentally put one tablespoon on PBW in my mash instead of ph5.2. Should I just scrap the mash? My mash is roughly 12 gallons of water if that helps?

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Old 03-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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Ouch. I would probably say scrap it, as painful as that sounds.

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I think I'm leaning that way to. Seeing that it says "harmful if swallowed" on the label. DAMNIT!

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I think I'm leaning that way to. Seeing that it says "harmful if swallowed" on the label. DAMNIT!
Yep, that's usually a deal breaker.

Also, I've seen enough posts where people complain about chemical tastes in their beer when they forget to rinse out their PBW-treated carboys... I would think that a direct addition would completely ruin the beer (setting aside the poison factor).

Really sorry, man. At least you are still in the mash phase, and haven't put EVERYTHING in yet.
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I've been brewing for over 5 years and this is my first mess up. Guess it has to happen to all of us sooner or later. Oh well, lesson learned, $30 in grain down the drain, but at least I won't waste my hops, yeast starter, etc.

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Yeah, don't use it.

But holy crap, how did you manage that? You doing some day-drinking?

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I've been brewing for over 5 years and this is my first mess up. Guess it has to happen to all of us sooner or later. Oh well, lesson learned, $30 in grain down the drain, but at least I won't waste my hops, yeast starter, etc.
Psh, if this is mistake #1 for you, you are WAAAAAY ahead of the curve.

Perfect attitude about not wasting everything else.
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No drinking involved ... but there will be some now! That's the way homebrewing goes I guess.

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Yeah, don't use it.

But holy crap, how did you manage that? You doing some day-drinking?
Stupid containers look the same. Plus I was adjusting my new mills gap, got caught up in the chaos.
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And I thought I screwed up this morning pitching 05 yeast instead of Saflager.

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