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Old 11-25-2010, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Rubber Gasket Fell in Wort

So I made a brown ale this evening and put the wort into primary, added the yeast and sealed the lid. I went to put the airlock in and the gasket fell into the wort. I initially tried to fish it out, but feared leaving the wort exposed.

I finally called it quits on the rescue operation and sealed it back up. I took some duct tape and fastened the airlock. I'm trying to relax and have a home brew, but Im slightly concerned this will impact the beer. Any thoughts? Set me at ease, HBT! Thanks.

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Old 11-25-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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Did you sanitize the gasket? You should be fine regardless, but sanitized things sitting in the beer obviously are safer than non sanitized things. I think it'll still be beer in no time.


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Old 11-25-2010, 03:47 AM   #3
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It is the most common first post on here, including someone who later became a mod. It happens all the time and is one of the indicators that you are a true homebrewer. It is really best just to leave it alone, as it won't impact your beer, but trying to fish it out might.

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I love revvy's posts cause not only are they funny, cause they are true
Oh, and there is still an bung stuck in the bottom of one of my carboys...
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Almost everyone's done it. I scrubbed the crap out of my arm with sanitizer, reached in and grabbed it. It was my first or second batch and it came out fine. Probably the majority of brewers who use the big plastic fermenters have done this at least once. It's one reason that I tell new brewers to mess with putting the pieces together before they actually begin the real process.
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Thanks, everybody! It was sanitized. No activity yet, but I'm sure it'll be ok. Also, oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving!

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So far, so good... I had to add more duct tape because the airlock shot off from the pressure.
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So far, so good... I had to add more duct tape because the airlock shot off from the pressure.
Blowoff tube. Seriously.
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The $2-3 spent on the tubing for a blow off is well worth it.


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