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Old 07-23-2009, 03:19 AM   #1
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Well...I started at 730pm. It's now 11:15 and my beer is in the fermenter in my mini fridge turned fermentation chamber....but I think I made a horrible rookie mistake at the very end. Finished my boil..cooled the wort...took a specific gravity reading (1.040) and then pitched yeast. I put the cover on the bucket, and when I pushed the airlock into the stopper, the stopper pushed through the lid and fell into the bucket!!

I quickly sanitized my hand and arm, and went fishing. I found the stopper and put it back in the lid and made sure the airlock went in right this time. Did I infect my beer by putting my arm into it? I'm so bummed...was so careful about everything right up until the end! Any thoughts?


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Old 07-23-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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Happens to almost everyone once. Don't worry about it.

If it ever happens again, just leave it there rather than fishing for it. It won't hurt anything.

Good luck!


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Old 07-23-2009, 03:28 AM   #3
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But is my beer ruined?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:29 AM   #4
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You're fine.

Beer is hardy.

Don't give it another thought.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:30 AM   #5
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RDWHAHB, if you sanitized your arm and the stopper, you're probably fine.
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I guess I didn't specify in my earlier post... No, don't worry about it, it'll be just fine.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:58 AM   #7
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Whew. Glad to hear it! I hope I made something decent for my first batch.
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What did you brew?
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wow, you sanitized your arm? most of us just dive right in when that happens!

you'll be fine! post back with how good the brew tastes!
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It's a nut brown ale recipe from keystone homebrew in Bethlehem, PA. I hope I wasn't too ambitious doing partial grain for my first recipe.


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