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Old 08-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #11
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LOL, same thing happened to me with my wort chiller on first use, my fitting came off too. Beer turned out fine. I test all new equipment now before official use.

I wouldn't worry about the yeast too much, I slap yeast in fridge/freezer unprotected all the time at work and they work fine, it will just be a tad sluggish.

As far as pitching the yeast at too high of a temp, you could get some off byproducts, but (most) yeast naturally live at 30-37C so that is not going to harm the yeast. I'm sure your wort cooled sufficiently before hard core ferm kicked in.

Don't worry about it.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #12
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It'll make beer. Probably good beer. And you've learned and are going to get better at it.

I could list 10 mistakes I made on my first batch. It turned out okay and my next batches were much better.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:55 PM   #13
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I brew with tap water, my dad uses hot wort to sanitize his bucket, I've pitched yeast hot and dry. Best ideas? Nope. Does it work? Hell yeah.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JonM View Post
It's fine.
In the meantime read this. It really helped me to RDWHAHB when I made a ton of mistakes on my first brew (which turned out awesome)
That link is a great resource and fun read, thanks for posting. You would think with about 30 batches under my belt (albeit in the small Mr. Beer Kit) that I would be a little less paranoid. Different brewing process, but similar principles. The secret ingridient is patience and confidence, lol.
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