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Old 02-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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I've been using my bottling bucket to ferment and this morning I noticed it was slowly leaking (the spout seal wasn't tight enough). I was prepping my carboy to transfer the beer over and the small leak quickly turn in to a fast leak. It was either watch it pour down the sink or put my arm in and tighten the seal. I put my arm in! It's gotta be ruined right?? Should I even bother with the rest of the steps? Argh! I'm so fn pissed!



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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i assume your arm wasnt covered in crap...

dont dump it, it dosent cost much of anything to see if its good. I would put it in secondary let it sit and taste it come bottling time. My bet is you are fine! The beer is partially fermented and fermented beverages are a hostile environment for almost everything else.



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Man, I hope your right! That's true, the expensive part is over might as well see how it turns out. Thanks for cheering me up a little!

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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MMMM, arm hair ale
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Let it ride! I had a beer that was so screwed up I was going to dump it, instead of dumping it I racked it from under the layer of fuzz into a keg. It was terrible!! I left it for about a year in a corner, then I dragged it out and tried a pint after chilling it for a week. it wasnt the greatest, but it was drinkable, after a few more months it magically turned into a great unique beer unlike anything I have tried.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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Been there...done that too. For future......events.. keep a spray bottle of star san handy to give your arm a shot before you dive in. I would'nt worry about the brew, but I know you will. My buckets have had a phone, ink pen, rusty paperclip, bic lighter and dog drool in them without effect. Oh yeah and my arm. cheers & welcome to HBT

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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Been there...done that too. For future......events.. keep a spray bottle of star san handy to give your arm a shot before you dive in. I would'nt worry about the brew, but I know you will. My buckets have had a phone, ink pen, rusty paperclip, bic lighter and dog drool in them without effect. Oh yeah and my arm. cheers & welcome to HBT

Thanks man, I'll try not stress too much about it! It's still bubbling so at least it'll have booze!

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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It's probably OK, just roll with it.

A bucket costs about $2. Jeez. Come on guys.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #9
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It's probably OK, just roll with it.

A bucket costs about $2. Jeez. Come on guys.
Preferably one without one of those sh1tty valves. Man do I hate those things. Almost much rather put a damn ball valve in those bottling buckets.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #10
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Preferably one without one of those sh1tty valves. Man do I hate those things. Almost much rather put a damn ball valve in those bottling buckets.
Heh, never thought about that. Good idea! (don't bottle much anymore tho)


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