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Old 07-26-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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So I was weighing out some hop pellets for dry hopping, and I knocked the cup over and spilled them on my less-than-sterile dirty place mat. Picked them up and just about tossed them in when I thought I'd better consult 'the cloud.'
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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Did you sterilize the scales?
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:08 AM   #3
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I would not worry about it. Hops are exactly processed in a "sterile" environment, and we all do just fine when dry-hopping.
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hops are actually used to stave off infection. unlikely you picked anything up that will cause a problem unless they landed on a pile of moldy cheese.
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Well, not moldy cheese, but my hands have now been all over them. And who knows where they've been!

Thanks for the support, I'm tossing in the carboy.
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