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Old 07-16-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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So I was letting my wort cool down. when it finally got down, I mixed in the yeast. I put the cap on and started to twist in the air lock. Reealizing now i should do hat before i put the lid on, the rubber gromet popped into the wort, it sank to the bottom. If i didn't need the rubber gromet for the air lock, I might just leave it and pull it out when I racked it. I used my lage spon but couldn't find it... I was left with no choice, I had to sanatize my hand. I found it quick and got it out, but my hand and fore arm were in the wort at room temp... I didn't know what else to do.


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Old 07-16-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Don't worry have a homebrew! Is it fermenting? if any nastys got in their the yeast should take care of em..


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Old 07-16-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Did the exact same thing with my very first batch. I was prepared to clean my arm with bleach and go in after it, but I was able to pull it out with my spoon.

Odds are, you'll be fine if you cleaned your hand and arm well.
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:07 PM   #4
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I dipped my arm in sanitizer rinsed it off and qent in quick... I'm not too worried, just didn't like the idea of having to do it.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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I brewed friday night, and added my yeast at 1:15am (saturday morning), I still have no action.
A side note, since it was getting so late and my relaxing and having a home brew(s) during the process, I was needing to get to sleep so I didn't wait for the thermometer on the side to hit 78 degrees. It wasn't really warm, in fact it was room temp to the touch so i added the yeast. Did I drop the ball?

Should it have been going by now?
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #6
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I wouldn't worry yet. I've been told it can take upwards of 36 hours before you see activity.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:49 AM   #7
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bahahahaha man i remember i did the very same thing on either my first or second batch. scrubbed up the arm and hand and then went fishing. brew turned out ok...

uh sorry not laughing at your plight - it's just a common one
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:09 AM   #8
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I appreciate the laughter, I've been laughing about it as well. The first batch was perfect, started bubbling quickly and tastes great, this one has my hand in it, not using yeast at 78 degress(very close though), no activity...

so still no activity on monday morning (brew time friday night)
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:27 PM   #9
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your okay under 80 degrees to pitch. did you lick your arm clean when you pulled it out of the primary ??????? i woulda ! :^)
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:48 PM   #10
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I don';t know the specific temp since the stick on thermometer only goes up to 80... It was cool to the touch... If it wasn't 80, it was damn close. and i did lick it off..haha.


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