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Old 01-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Am I going to have an issue, or will this be ok. I was just not thinking, since it was my first smack pack, and didn't cover it with starsan.



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Old 01-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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I wouldn't make a habit out of it, but you won't have any problems.



 
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:40 AM   #4
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My first 3 smack packs weren't sanitized and I had no problems.

 
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:43 AM   #5
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Some folks do, some folks don't, some folks do somethimes, and forget other times....it's one of those things that isn't mandatory and may or may not mean anything so it's nothing to stress out about if you don't.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:45 AM   #6
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i usually don't.. .but then again, i usually use dry yeast
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:51 AM   #7
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I wouldn't make a habit out of it, but you won't have any problems.
Well, you can't really say that with 100% confidence, but yeah, unless it was grossly mishandled, it's hugely unlikely that it will cause any problems 99% (made up number, but you get the point) of the time. It's just that other 1% of the time that stuff is unfortunately bound to happen that makes it good practice to sanitize the pack.

 
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:04 AM   #8
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If it's any comfort, I've used dozens of smack packs without sanitizing them and never had contamination issues. That doesn't mean it's impossible that something will go wrong, but caution is advised.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:14 AM   #9
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On my first brew I washed my fermenter and sanitized everything but the fermenter. Wow was I freaked out. But it worked out good anyway.

Did you put your pack into the beer or just pour it in?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:29 AM   #10
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I think your beeer is ruined. Please bottle it up and send it to me


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