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Old 11-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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If your leak is at the spigot then as long as there's liquid in there pushing against the leak, there is constant positive pressure on the inside of the bucket in that location- it's gonna be a one-way street leading out, not in. No worries about contamination, just losing beer.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Any nasties you could worry about are floating in the air. "IF" something could infect it's be because you left it wide open and something settled on to your beer. They don't have legs.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. My original concern was that the exposed wort would get contaminated and then it would work it's way through the leak and into my precious beer. One thing I learned quickly in the relatively short time I've been brewing, is that there is always something you can make yourself worry about.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
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