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Old 06-04-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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I was in the process of making the maiden batch and I found myself wondering if I should put that "thing" in my wort. Furthermore, when I was placing the air lock in the hole the plastic seal fell in the primary. I left it in thinking that my whole arm in their would definitly contaminate the brew. I'm freakin out. Is my brew ruined?

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Old 06-05-2005, 12:56 AM   #2
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Na its ok, its just your primary, soon it will be buried in yeast. Was it clean and sanitized? If it was clean there will be no trouble

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I did that the first time I put an airlock on the primary, no big deal. The yeast will out compete anything that may have gotten in when the seal fell in.
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Did the exact same thing with my first batch. I was prepared to clean my arm with bleach and go in after it, but we fished it out with the spoon after a few minutes.

I doubt it'll hurt your beer, but it'd be nice to have it in there to seal up your lid.
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