Hello. First (tech second plus my intro) time poster. Just recently got into beer brewing and I had to run a mistake I made and was curious as to how bad this will be.
I read through as many "did i ruin my batch" post as I could and have not come across this as I am sure this has not ever happened before
I was making beer from a kit(brewers best) and everything was going amazingly well. no boil overs everything steeped at a good temp. followed times to a T. and everything was sanitized and just going really well I felt.
I had just transferred my chilled wort to my fermentation bucket and preparing to start adding my spring water( some room temp some cold) to achieve a good temp to pitch the yeast. I grabbed my lab thermometer, but before doing so I grabbed a little Germ-x and did a quick rinse of my hands before handling it in the water/wort.
Here is where I Royally messed up
While squirting a little germ x onto my hand a small amount probably about the size of a dime or nickel FLEW OFF MY HAND and into my batch sitting about 3 feet away on the kitchen floor.
Immediately i tried to see where it landed but was unable. chances are the germ x slid into the wort....yea... so I am now extremely worried that my efforts are in vain.
Any ideas as to how bad this will be? I just went ahead with business as usual and added the water pitched the yeast capped it airlocked it and now its bubbling away. the amount was about a dime to a nickels worth in diameter and im scared the chemicals found in germ x might poison my beer. Id rather have a infection than pure poison.
I read up on whats in Germ x and it is 62% ethyl or ethanol. if it was 100 % ethyl alcohol I wouldn't be so worried because grain alcohol in such a small amount diluted in 5 gallons of beer probably wont have any affect at all its the other 38% Im freaking out a little about.
benzophenone-4 (uv sun screen water soluble at 1%)
blue 1(food coloring additive safe to consume found in candy soda ect)
carbomer (no idea)
i know thats not good
tocopheryl acetate (a vitamin e acetate)
The amount that fell in was very small but still I am afraid of what those chemicals will do even if diluted in 5 gallons of water. Any ideas? Thank you!