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Old 12-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Who has NEVER had an infection?

I remember when I first started I was super paranoid about infections. 26 batches later, I have not had an infection. If you have never experienced an infection (that you knew about), please speak up and note how many batches you've managed to brew infection-free.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Same here, I'm getting relaxed about it but I realized as long as I keep doing the same thing every batch sanitation wise, I should be fine. That said here are a few things I swore would have caused an infection but didn't

Water from ice bath got into warm wort, bucket used to hold ice bath was filthy and previously used to hold old donated clothes then it was used at a party to hold empty beer bottles (there was still dried on beer at the bottom of the bucket when i used it.

Drunk friend sneezed into wort.

Slipped and stuck my whole unsanitized arm into already cooled wort.

As you can see I have all my issues when it comes to cooling the wort, racking and bottling always seems to go swell.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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9 batches, and I haven't had any infections in MY beer, but earlier this month I had an infected bottle of Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co, and last night I had an infected bottle of Black Fly Stout from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Co. Both were 22 oz'ers and both bought at the same store, so I'm not sure if it's a coincidence...

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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It's probably a coincidence, unless the store uncaps bottles, do things to them and then reseal.

Haven't had an infection myself, but I've bottle batches for friends that were infected. I'm ten batches in.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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50 all-grain batches (that includes 1 mead and 2 apfelweins). 1 infection. Who knew that a dirty raw beet needs to be sanitized before adding to cooled wort

Back in "the day", I made a bunch of no-boil kits. Topped off right from the hose. Might as well have spit in there. No prob.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:51 PM   #6
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15 batches and I haven't had one... (knocking on wood)

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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30 or so...

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20 or so and counting...

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:08 PM   #9
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I haven't, but I've only done 10 batches of beer and one batch of wine.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:24 PM   #10
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Yeah, about 25 in and while one beer was way off (sourish) I don't think that was an infection, more of a temperature thing. It looked good, but tasted horrible. You know they say keep the same practices and repeat. The best I made was basically spilling most of my liquid yeast on the counter and having to sqeegee that back into a plastic sandwich bag. I thought for sure that was going to blow up in my face. Can't quite replicate that.......

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