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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Hello there. I am new to home brewing and this forum. So here's my question. I made a yeast starter kit for a belgian wit I want to brew. As I was opening my whitelabs vial over my funnel and bottle, the thing exploded, sprayed my hand and then went down the funnel into the bottle. Everything else was sanitized, but I'm not sure what to do. Go ahead with my brew or just dump it out and start fresh? And help would be much appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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I'd think you're more than likely alright. The yeast will be thriving in the starter and reproducing so rapidly that there is very little chance for anything else to survive.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #3
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Same thing happened to me. You should be fine. We'll know to open those badboys carefully next time.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:10 AM   #4
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My very first home brew did this too! It all turned out with no infection or off flavors.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #5
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I should also add that my last tube did this too, haha

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Thanks all. I can hear my wort and yeast having a party in my fermenter.

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As I was opening my whitelabs vial over my funnel and bottle, the thing exploded, sprayed my hand and then went down the funnel into the bottle.
whitelabs yeast needs to taste flesh before it will ferment anything. That's why it attacks your face and hands when you open it then drips into the starter/wort. This behavior doesn't seem to cause infections.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #8
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amandabab is right!

It's just the price you pay to get those cool little tubes

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