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Old 05-19-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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I just smacked my smack pack and it broke!!! I dumped it's contents into a sanitized Pyrex measuring cup and covered it with plastic wrap.

Am I doomed?

Any advice?!?

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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I would be surprised if anything goes wrong. You should be completely fine just keep it wrapped up until your ready to use it. I had a friend once cut open the smack when I told him to smack it... He misunderstood what I said. Any who, I duct taped it shut and proceeded as normal... . Your fine.

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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I would be surprised if anything goes wrong. You should be completely fine just keep it wrapped up until your ready to use it. I had a friend once cut open the smack when I told him to smack it... He misunderstood what I said. Any who, I duct taped it shut and proceeded as normal... . Your fine.

Awesome! Duct tape use #352!

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:05 AM   #4
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I would be surprised if anything goes wrong. You should be completely fine just keep it wrapped up until your ready to use it. I had a friend once cut open the smack when I told him to smack it... He misunderstood what I said. Any who, I duct taped it shut and proceeded as normal... . Your fine.
As in, you guys smacked it with only duct tape holding it closed? That could have ended the yeasts voyage so tragically hillarious

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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As in, you guys smacked it with only duct tape holding it closed? That could have ended the yeasts voyage so tragically hillarious
Lol yep that is correct. Worked like a charm and the unsanatized duct tape caused no problems. I've found through many mistakes and mishaps that beer is more hardy than people like to believe and it takes quite a bit to get an infection or ruin a beer. Just my 2 cents

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:56 PM   #6
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I would think that you would have no trouble fermenting. I would be more concerned about wild yeast development after bottling/kegging. I would just suggest that you drink this batch not letting it sit around for months after it is finished conditioning.

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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I would think that you would have no trouble fermenting. I would be more concerned about wild yeast development after bottling/kegging. I would just suggest that you drink this batch not letting it sit around for months after it is finished conditioning.
Fair enough! Have a few friends over & rip through the whole thing in one night just to be sure it doesn't go bad. Sounds like fun!

Update: Airlock is bubbling along 1/second.... As mentioned before, I need to give yeast more credit than I do... Ya know .... RDWHAHB

 
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:56 AM   #8
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Awesome! i've tried to break them and couldn't.

 
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:40 AM   #9
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Awesome! i've tried to break them and couldn't.

6'4", 245lbs, bass player (big hands) plus a bad day = broken pack. It just about sent me over the edge, and I nearly tossed my mash tun across the yard... Luckily I didnít and now those little buggers that were left over (hardcore spec ops small team type yeast buggers) are doing what they do and all is rosy again.

 
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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I've found through many mistakes and mishaps that beer is more hardy than people like to believe and it takes quite a bit to get an infection or ruin a beer. Just my 2 cents
What is it they say: Malt and yeast WANT to become beer?

 
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