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Old 03-25-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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So I just racked my first batch of all grain into the secondary.... Here is where I screwed up....

Before starting to drain the beer from the primary to the secondary I forgot to take the blow off tube out of the blow off jug.... It was filled with sanitized water but before I caught it, it sucked about 1/2 of a gallon of water.... Did I really screw up the batch or is it not a huge deal??????

I hope I just didnít ruin my beer...

Other things to note... Its a cream ale.. I got an original gravity of 1.042 and it just read 1.012.. Is that right??? It was in the primary for 10 days.. It was not blowing off any more...

Thanks....I'm hoping for the best!!!!

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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What kind of sanitizer are you using?

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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star san

It had been sitting there for almost 10 days solid
Did I infect my beer????

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:12 AM   #4
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Probably not! The sanitizer might have been a bit, um, icky, but it might be just fine. If you're feeling brave, go sanitize a turkey baster and pull out a sample and taste it/smell it/look at it and report back to us.
We can probably reassure you if it looks, tastes and smells ok. Drinking 1/2 gallon of sanitizer won't hurt you, but might not taste all that great.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:16 AM   #5
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.. a half gallon? be sure to report on the taste. *gulp* I'd probably dump it if it were me.. but I don't know, its worth a try.

Cheers, I hope for you the best!

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:18 AM   #6
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I did that already... It was a beer like color... Tasted like really watered down beer.. It had turb at the bottom of the jug.. It also smelled like beer... I know this was a big big huge misytake but will it be ok???? I did have 5 gal. of beer so im figuring that 1/2 a gallong might not have that much of an effect..... What do you think????

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:25 AM   #7
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So I just racked my first batch of all grain into the secondary.... Here is where I screwed up....

Before starting to drain the beer from the primary to the secondary I forgot to take the blow off tube out of the blow off jug.... It was filled with sanitized water but before I caught it, it sucked about 1/2 of a gallon of water.... Did I really screw up the batch or is it not a huge deal??????
Is the liquid that got sucked back water that you sanitized (by boiling, perhaps?) or a water/sanitizer mixture?
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:41 AM   #8
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If it was Star San, I wouldn't worry. I'd definitely wait it out (and buy another bucket to start your next batch -- you know.. cure for the anxiety and all. Hell-- why not two?). If it didn't taste bad, it's probably fine.

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Old 03-25-2009, 01:59 AM   #9
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It was Star San that was mixed with water... Im thinking that it was only a half gallon of water that went into 5 gal. of water.. I dont think it will effect the taste any.. Im just worried about a possible infection or something....

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:25 AM   #10
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I think it is extremely unlikely that any nasties that could infect your beer would be able to survive very long in a Star San solution, so I wouldn't worry too much about infection.
As for what a 90% beer/10% Star San mixture tastes like, I don't know, but you can (and have) judged for yourself.

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