Wanted to ride along on this thread. I have a similar situation but am a little more concerned. Quick overview of my setup:
- 6 gal better bottle with 5 gallons of fermented beer in it
- approx 3 to 3.5 feet of tubing going from the stopper to a plastic cup filled with star san (my standard blow off rig)
- Beer has been in the fermenter for just shy of 3 weeks (active ferment was complete inside of a week)
- Just to add some intrigue, since Yoop is on this thread, the beer in question is your Fizzy Yellow Beer
I had been slowly ramping the temps down over the last 3 or 4 days with the expectation of kegging today. Last night the beer was at 50F and the fermenter showed no signs of cavitation, so I went ahead and turned the temp down to 35F.
Got up a little bit ago, checked on the beer only to find the sides of the better bottle sucked in and starsan in the tubing. I can't be entirely sure, but based on what I remember being in the cup, an ounce, no more than 2.5 ounces of star san looks like it went into the fermenter.
I pulled the tube from the stopper end to let the better bottle expand. I figured I pulled in a little air but am not so worried about that since this beer is going in the keg and on the gas in a few hours.
I calculated (and even estimated high) the percentage of starsan that likely went into the beer. Even at 3 ounces, I come up with .4% in a 5 gallon batch. Knowing that starsan becomes inert at low pH, I am not worried about the amount star san as much as I am concerned that an open cup of star san in my fermenting fridge might have started to pick up some bugs over the course of 3 weeks.
This is going into a keg and straight into my keezer, so it's not like I am going to feed it any more maltose or dextrose by naturally carbing. And with football season in full swing, this batch won't hang around long. My numbers indicate about 4.8-ish ABV, plus around 20 IBU. Will that, plus the cold temps be enough to suppress anything that might have come in with the star san?