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Old 03-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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New to the board... Looked to see if there was anything on this already...

I originally got my setup to make wine... Have a batch that will need to be stabilized & clarified later this week... Started a batch of wort last night and it is bubbling away in the kitchen as I type....

Soooooo.. here is my question... Do I need to worry about cross-contamination since I'm using the same equipment for both processes?

I'm being very "Clean Aware" with the equipment but I don't want to find out that I shouldn't have been doing both processes in the same room or with the same equipment.

Any input or ideas


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Old 03-21-2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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As long as you cleaned and sanitized, I don't think your beer is gonna care. People age beers in wooden whiskey barrels. I'm sure you'll be fine; that is, as long as your not making PBR and your not that guy from the sports talk show.



 
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:44 AM   #3
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Can't really see any reason why there would be a problem as long as you are cleaning and sanitizing everything properly. If you think about it, using the same equipment to brew a beer after brewing another beer shouldn't yield different results than brewing beer after fermenting wine all on the same equipment.

Clean and sanitize and you should be good.

 
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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I do both wine and beer also. Sanitation is the exact same for both, there's really no issues mixing the hobbies side-by-side
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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Thanks guys... just didn't know if I was begging for a sick kitchen doing both with the same equipment, or in the same general area.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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As long as your not going to brew sour beer, it will be fine. If you ever decide to brew a sour beer, you will need dedicated equipment and keep it away from your other batches of beer and wine.


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