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Old 12-21-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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While in the process of cooling wort after a 60 min boil, an ice cube fell into the hot wort and melted before being able to be retrieved. Could this single ice cube ruin my batch of beer and cause a contamination?

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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absolutely positively most assuredly NOOOOOOO. you will be fine. happy brewing.

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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i'm no expert but i would say your fine. i think there are people on here that put the ice in on purpose
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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no. i used to cool my wort by putting ice cubes in it, i did it 4 times before i build my counterflow chiller and newer had a problem!

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:12 PM   #6
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Despite what others are saying, I'm here to tell you that your ice cube is ruined.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #7
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hahaha, I agree, that ice cube is not usable any longer.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by olllllo View Post
Despite what others are saying, I'm here to tell you that your ice cube is ruined.
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that...I hate when Ice gets ruined.

At least you'll have a nice beer in a few weeks to drink in memory of it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:22 PM   #9
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I, for one, would like to commend you. At least we know now that there won't be any more installments of Barbershop or Are We There Yet?

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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As long as your friends are not peeing in your ice tray you should be fine :P

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