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Old 09-15-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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well..some of you may have seen my posts.

my first beer.. everything was going as planned. everything was fine.

i was bottling it. and i tried to ask as many questions on here as i could, but i knew i had missed something. Well i didnt take my blow off tube out of the fermenter and it was still in a bottle with water...which has been the same water for 3 weeks (with little dead bugs and everything...)

as i am bottling..i notice that the sides of my fermenter were getting sucked in...i knew i had to take the blow off tube out, but i accidentaly moved the bottle with water or i guess the tube got out of the water...and all the water that was into the tube dropped into my fermenter...

i made only 4 bottles from a 5 gal batch.

i dont see how I shouldn't dump my batch in this situation....

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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Finish it and see how it is. It won't kill you. It could turn out awesome and you would have wasted all that beer. Worst case, it's not good, then you can debate about dumping them.

Why are people so ready to dump a batch before they see how it turns out? It's like they WANT to. (not directed just at you, just something I've noticed).

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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Finish it and see how it is. It won't kill you. It could turn out awesome and you would have wasted all that beer. Worst case, it's not good, then you can debate about dumping them.

Why are people so ready to dump a batch before they see how it turns out? It's like they WANT to. (not directed just at you, just something I've noticed).
because i'll be drinking 3 week old tap water with dead bugs in it?

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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Maybe you could filter out the bugs, kinda like the BMC breweries do...

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:06 AM   #5
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So strain it and continue. No known pathogens can survive in beer right? So, worst case, it tastes bad. However, it could taste awesome. A little dirt and bugs never hurt.

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:14 AM   #6
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why in the world would you leave the top of the bucket on with the blow off tube still in there as you are bottling? why wouldnt you take the top of the bucket off and remove the blow off tube? how did you get the priming sugar into the bucket? are you using carbonation tabs? just relax and take the top of the bucket off. you are using the bottling bucket as a primary?
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:23 AM   #7
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throw the batch away!

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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why in the world would you leave the top of the bucket on with the blow off tube still in there as you are bottling? why wouldnt you take the top of the bucket off and remove the blow off tube? how did you get the priming sugar into the bucket? are you using carbonation tabs? just relax and take the top of the bucket off. you are using the bottling bucket as a primary?
im using a ported better bottle so im bottling straight from it...i know i ask myself the same question...why in the world would i leave the top of the bucket with the blow off tube...

well to answer you and myself..cause im a f*n noob. everyone is always talking about O2 getting in so i didnt actually know what to do with that part...i had a hunch that would happen (simple physics right?) but thought i was overlooking something you guys know that i dont...i mean its such a small thing that nobody mentions it...but for noobs every little detail is a question.

like i said i tried to ask as many questions as i could, now i know. and if any other people will ask questions about bottling, i'll make sure to tell them about this...

there werent that many bugs in there, and i dont know if any got in...i guess i could see once i pour it into a glass 3 weeks from now.

 
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:26 AM   #9
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Abort Mission and re launch.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:35 AM   #10
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Don't dump it. Bugs are protein. How did you get the priming sugar in?

 
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