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Old 07-26-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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I was sealing the lid on my batch and I stuck the airlock into the hole and the rubber stopper fell into the beer! I tried to fish it out with my spoon, but I eventually cleaned up my arm as best I could and stuck it in the bucket and picked it out. What do you think? This is my second time trying homebrewing. My first time was a failure.

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:10 AM   #2
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You should be okay. I mean, only time will tell for sure, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it. I would say RDWHAHB but based on your post, you have no homebrew to drink. Good luck and welcome.

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Let it ferment out. You could get an infection, but it might turn out just fine, too. It depends upon so many variables. Make sure you get a stopper that fits your carboy or bucket well.

Have you read some good books on brewing?

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I was sealing the lid on my batch and I stuck the airlock into the hole and the rubber stopper fell into the beer! I tried to fish it out with my spoon, but I eventually cleaned up my arm as best I could and stuck it in the bucket and picked it out. What do you think? This is my second time trying homebrewing. My first time was a failure.
hopefully you sanitised your arm first always have another grommet on standby, just leave the first one in the bucket.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:27 AM   #5
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That happened to me, too! I used star-san to sanitize, and that sure made it slippery. I didn't dig it out, just duct taped the airlock in place and it was fine. That was more than 4 years ago, and I bought another one of those grommets and it never happened again! Of course, now I always put the airlock on the lid, and then the lid on the bucket. I sound like Rainman muttering "The airlock goes on the lid, and then the lid goes on the bucket" to myself until I actually do that.

It'll be fine. Ideally, you would have left it in there and not risked contaminating with your warm but it still should be absolutely fine!

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Read the stories in here while you relax http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/what...t-great-96780/. Many of us have done far worse.

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Don't listen to them! Its ruined! Ahhhhhhhhh the humanity!!!!!







No, really, it will be fine.

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No, really, it will be fine.
You're so baaad.
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You're so baaad.
Its a gift . . .
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I feel better now. I was sure it was doomed. But we'll have to wait and see.

I have Papazian's book and Homebrewing for Dummies.

Anyways, I'll have a Founders and get over it!

Thanks for the replies!

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