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Old 11-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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By the mother of greatest sorrows, I've had a string of bad luck.

I think I've narrowed it down to the oxygen stone not being boiled but simply soaked in iodophor. I'm really starting to get unimpressed about this.

At least one of them I pitched a ton of dregs and am just going to let it ride.

Anybody else lost a loved batch to bacteria lately?
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Rough time. That's a lot of time (and a few bucks) down the drain. I hope you are just sanitizing/replacing the crap out of anything and everything that comes into contact with your post boil beer.

4th times the charm?

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #3
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By the mother of greatest sorrows, I've had a string of bad luck.

I think I've narrowed it down to the oxygen stone not being boiled but simply soaked in iodophor. I'm really starting to get unimpressed about this.

At least one of them I pitched a ton of dregs and am just going to let it ride.

Anybody else lost a loved batch to bacteria lately?
I'd just heard about infections coming from stones recently. I've never had a problem just soaking it in sanitizer (the one infection I've had was accidental cross-contamination with a sour beer), but I'm going to make sure to boil it from now on.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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I've been boiling, bleaching and iodophor'ing since the first one, really starting to get cheesed. At least I've had some success in between its been about a 50/50 ratio this last week or two.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Don't use the oxygen stone on the next one. I don't use one and I come out with fine beers. Do you have pics of these infected batches?

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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I have been soaking my stone in star san prior to aeration and not having a problem, yet, he says.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:40 AM   #7
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After using my stone I immediately put it in hot oxyclean and turn it on the O2 for a few seconds. My thinking is that will help blow/loosen any beer caught in there. I then give it a hot rinse. Of course I let it sit in star-san for a few minutes before using it. So far....so good.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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I had two earlier this year due to leaving a blowoff tube in too long. Ended up trashing everything that was plastic and have been good ever since.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:53 AM   #9
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might sound stupid but are you changing the tubing which CONNECTS to the stone?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #10
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I lost a Porter to an infection, it came from the bottling spigot which I wasn't taking apart, actually didn't know it could be taken apart, now I know and not a single infection since

Good luck and don't give up on finding/eliminating the little buggers

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