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thom 12-05-2010 03:05 PM

Wort Chiller Water in my Beer
I was getting ready to cool a big old kettle of porter yesterday but one of the connections on my wort chiller was loose, and when I turned on the water a couple of seconds of the nasty stuff went right into my beer. I brought it back up to a slow boil for five minutes to try and kill and bad guys. Will that do it? Or am I screwed?

Justibone 12-05-2010 03:08 PM

Leaking the cooling water into the wort at the end of the chill is the bad way to do it. You should be fine.

Daybis 12-05-2010 03:11 PM

You should be fine since you brought it back up to a boil. Since the water leaked into hot wort, I assume much didn't get in the water. The hot wort should have been hot enough to have killed anything in that accidentally got in the pot.

msa8967 12-05-2010 03:51 PM

This happened to me once and the beer turned out just fine.

theredben 12-05-2010 03:53 PM

Absolutely nothing to worry about. Even if you didn't bring it back to a boil you would have been fine. Most beginner kits just tell you to add tap water if you need to top up after the boil. Pre-fermentation there is not a big concern with adding plain tap water.

jeffjm 12-05-2010 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by msa8967 (Post 2453538)
This happened to me once and the beer turned out just fine.

Same here. I wouldn't worry about it.

Harvestsmiles 12-05-2010 05:55 PM

I had that same thing happen to me last night, good to hear some positive reassurance. I did an Imperial IPA that was supposed to come out at 1.100 OG but it came out at1.075...If I gave you the recipe you think you could help me?

thom 12-05-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks for the feedback - sounds like it's no big deal. Checked on it and it's bubbling away happy, so hopefully I have nothing to worry about.

ihearthops 12-05-2010 11:40 PM

I had the same problem happen (loose connection on the chiller), however my wort had already cooled to about 100 deg. before I noticed -- beer turned out great contrary to me thinking i'd ruined it with dirty garden hose water. Nothing to worry about. :)

Heineken 12-06-2010 01:42 AM

No worries, its happened to me a couple of times.

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