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Old 08-03-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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I made a very simple Sammy Summer clone today. All was well until I went to add the yeast. I already had my blow off top on and the other end was immeresed in the bleach water solution. I noticed some od the bleach water solution was about half way up the tube and I wanted it back in blow off container so I lifted the tube up a little and opps the preasure from the carboy suckked the water right into the wort. I opened it and I can smell the bleach faintly. I guss I'll pour this one out. Lesson in preasure learned!


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Old 08-03-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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Ouch!

Well, I'll drink one to this dead batch.

Mistakes, we have all made them! Dont let it get you down, and keep driving on!


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Old 08-03-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
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I'd pitch a couple packets of rehydrated dry yeast and let it ferment... you don't have anything to lose now, and it may end up fine.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:40 AM   #4
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I'd pitch a couple packets of rehydrated dry yeast and let it ferment... you don't have anything to lose now, and it may end up fine.
+1 who knows what will happen.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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The real lessen learned is: Don't let bleach near your beer or in your blowoff container...
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:45 AM   #6
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I wouldn't throw the batch out, just bring it to a boil for a few minutes again. Then just cool it and pitch the yeast. That should evaporate the bleach, and if it didn't, you would be able to taste it right away, so no harm done.
BTW, why the heck are you puting bleach water into the blow off tube bucket? Aren't you overdoing it just a bit?

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:00 AM   #7
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I had a similar incident a while back that resulted in some nasty chlorophenol off flavors in my wit. I've still got case and a half of that beer and I'm letting is sit for a month or two hoping that flavor will go away.
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I had just barely pitched the yeast when this happened so I'll let it go and see what happens. I'll keg it instead of bottling it if it tastes ok after fermentation. But a mojar lesson learned here.
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Yep, just use StarSan in your blowoff bucket next time around.
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Yep, just use StarSan in your blowoff bucket next time around.
+1. If i wouldn't want it in the beer, I wouldn't put it in the blowoff bucket


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