not mention my fist AG ! i came down this morning to find my fermenting bucket floating in the swamp cooler, my spigot must be leaking and half the beer is now in the garbage bag floating (that was covering my bucket) in non sterilized water. its a sad day as this was my first AG brew and all had been going well....
Infections are pretty hard to get, especially after fermentation. I know I was dry hopping and some hops hit the floor...i didnt want to miss out on the hoppy goodness and just chucked the floor ones in too. Came out fine
Primary1: Pumpkin Ale
Primary2: Christmas Ale
Secondary: Sour Brown
Drinking: Warrior Pale Ale, Wit, American Rye
i managed to save all 5 gallons but it will likely get infected. the swamp cooler water was not sanitized, the garbage bag was new and held all the leaking beer in, but the outside of my fermentation bucket was not clean either...thats the part i am worried about. it had only been fermenting for a few hours (went in the primary 12 hours earlier). i may have aerated it a lot getting it into the glass carboy too !