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Old 03-16-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
Jan 2009
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I was transferring my california common from the primary to the secondary. I was at the very end of transferring and stopped the syphon with my thumb to see how much was left in the primary. After determining I was done I went to put what was in the syphon into the secondary. My thumb got stuck half way off and I turned the tube into a high pressure sprayer sending the remaining beer in the tube straight into the secondary. I have heard it is really bad to make oxygen in the beer at this stage of its life. I tried to pop all the bubbles but I am afraid the damage may have been done. What do you think?

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
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relax, DON'T WORRY, have a home brew.

you might have some oxygenation, but you will probably be fine
Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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someone will probably reply with rdwhahb before I finish this post, but really, don't worry about it. You might end up with a little aeration, but you won't know until it's done.
Nothing, figuring that out right now
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Irish Amber Ale
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:15 AM   #4
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RDWHAHB. A little bit of oxygenation likely won't hurt.
Primary: Cherrywood Smoked Porter
60 Minute IPA
On tap:Amber Ale
Milk Stout


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