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Old 08-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default yet another tale of woe from a new brewer

Yes, another did I ruin my beer. Maybe a new one for you.
When I was trying to siphon my beer into the bottling bucket. I have one of those kind you blow into. The problem is the air filter was clogged and I couldn't get the beer to flow. Long story short, I had to take the filter off and had to blow directly into the carboy. I never was able to get a constant flow of beer, so I had to blow into the carboy maybe 15 times. So we are talking air bubbles, my Co2 in the beer etc.
I bottled it anyway.
How bad should I expect this beer to be?
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Once carbed, drink it fast. The human mouth is loaded with bacteria.

And buy an autosiphon

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Fast is a relative term. It already had alcohol. Most of the fermentable sugars were already consumed. The risk of infection is lower than if you did that with fresh wort. If it got infected, it might start to sour around the second or third month.

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Fast is a relative term. It already had alcohol. Most of the fermentable sugars were already consumed. The risk of infection is lower than if you did that with fresh wort. If it got infected, it might start to sour around the second or third month.
Bacteria will work on sugars and things yeast will not. It's not hard to infect an already fermented beer with lactobacillus, etc.
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Lacto will make it sour, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The bacteria from your mouth, however, can turn it to sewage.

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Cross your fingers, you might get lucky. You will have to let us know how it turns out.

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Bacteria will work on sugars and things yeast will not. It's not hard to infect an already fermented beer with lactobacillus, etc.
I know. That's why I said "most". It also has fresh bottling sugar to work on.
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*cough*autosiphon*cough*




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I'm not sure if this matters, but the beer fermented an extra 2 days.
How fast is fast to drink it?
thanks for the help.

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I'm not sure if this matters, but the beer fermented an extra 2 days.
How fast is fast to drink it?
thanks for the help.
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