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Old 05-18-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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So I have an IPA that has spent 3.5 weeks in primary. I transferred it to secondary yesterday. As I was taking the carboy cap off to take a smell, one of the small caps that cover the holes in the cap fell off and into my secondary fermenter. What should I do? Bottle it immediately before I get a large infection? I had intended to dry hop this beer for a week. Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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It would be a waste of time to even bottle this beer. It's infected for sure. Just dump it out.

Just kidding. It's fine. The alcohol and the hops in there will ward off most infections. Dry hop and bottle as planned.

 
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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yeah, forget it ever happened. you wouldnt believe what some people have done to beer on this forum and not fell victim to infection. i'm tempted to stick a straw in, get a mouth full, gargle it and spit it back in and tempt fate you'll be fine.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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My brother once sneezed into his wort while he was pitching the yeast. I believe his words at the time were "Ah, f*** it, if it tastes like crap then I'm only out $30." That batch turned out to be his best.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #5
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Just let it ride,

Dry hop it and see what happens !

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Old 05-18-2009, 03:08 PM   #6
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Regardless, it'll contain alcohol. If nothing else - a friendly gift for any winos in the neighborhood who are getting tired of rubbing solution.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
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Regardless, it'll contain alcohol. If nothing else - a friendly gift for any winos in the neighborhood who are getting tired of rubbing solution.
I hand out mouthwash. I figure it's a favor to society. If you're gonna have drunken winos/hobos, they might as well hit you up for money with fresh breath.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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Mmmmmm Listerine IPA....
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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My brother once sneezed into his wort while he was pitching the yeast...
Be careful which bottle you get.
"Oh that? Don't worry about that, that's a protein haze."

Or call it Schlitz...
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If you drink enough of it, it should come out very clear with just a tad bit of yellowish color.

 
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