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Old 05-14-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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Yeah, don't toss that batch just yet.

I've had both violent blow off and hops in former beers that turned out fine. I'll bet you are fine and nothing got infected. As far as your hops let those settle and possibly do a secondary to clear it out further.

Give it a chance.


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Old 05-14-2007, 12:09 PM   #12
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Yeah, always have faith in the beer. It'll almost always come through for you.

I know I am always surprised how the beer turns out in spite of my best efforts to monkey with it and otherwise ruin it


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Old 05-16-2007, 02:54 AM   #13
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When in doubt, don't dump it out.

I've had three batches that got a good dose of air, and not one of them went off. Really, beer is in far more danger from what is ALREADY present in the batch than from the air.

I learned the hard way how to make malt vinegar. That batch had a perfect air lock.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:25 AM   #14
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exact same thing happened to my last batch TWICE because i was too slow on the uptake to realize it would keep doing it unless i switched to a blowoff until fermentation leveled off. It turned out to be my best batch yet! you're almost surely fine. let it roll!
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:00 AM   #15
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I know I am always surprised how the beer turns out in spite of my best efforts to monkey with it and otherwise ruin it
Haha, so true. And I have tried really hard to screw up my beer a few times.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:04 PM   #16
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I know I am always surprised how the beer turns out in spite of my best efforts to monkey with it and otherwise ruin it

.....That just sounds WRONG!! lol
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Infections are one of those things that you really won't know until it's too late. So to worry is %100 useless.
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.....That just sounds WRONG!! lol

LOL...going by the threads in the forum, lots of us monkey with our beer a bit too much for our own good
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:20 PM   #19
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Infections are one of those things that you really won't know until it's too late. So to worry is %100 useless.
Good point. The only infection I've had showed up in the beer after it had been in bottles for almost a month. Nothing for it at that point.


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