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Old 01-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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my first batch of brew is currently in the closet letting the yeast do its thing ( I am doing a one gallon jug to start out) when I realized I only washed out the jug and didnt really sanitize it. I also used tap water... is this batch comprimised?????


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Old 01-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Only one way to tell, let it ride out. Sometimes tap water can be a problem if you're doing all grain, but I bet it's fine. Let it ferment for a few weeks, then bottle/carbonate depending on what you're wanting to do with it. What kind of recipe was it?

Of course try to sanitize in the future, but my guess is that you'll be fine.


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Old 01-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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its a kit. pale ale. I was told this was the best way to go first time. it is a malt extract
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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If its fermenting you dodged the bullet.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Yea, you're probably fine. Just a lesson for next time.

How are your fermentation temperatures? Noobs have issues with this- you want your BEER (not ambient room) to be in the LOW 60s (F). Fermentation can heat up your beer as much as 10F (ask me how I know) and any temperatures above 70F in the beer will give you all sorts of weird flavors that you don't want and won't go away with age.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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Take a look at this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/what...t-great-96780/

You'll see that things are likely fine. As a bonus, you can add your experience to that thread to reassure others.


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