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Old 01-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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So, I was checking the gravity of my Imperial Rye PA, Billy Rye Cyrus, with my wine thief, and afterwards, realized that I'd only used 1 tsp of Iodophor, instead of the two I usually use. I thought I was measuring in teaspoons, but I'd grabbed the 1/2 teaspoon, instead. This was right before transferring it to the secondary to dry hop. The gravity was right where I wanted it, and was at 9% ABV. Should I be worried? I'm hoping that it being so alcoholic will nullify my stupid mistake.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Unless u dunked it in a sewer right before u thiefed it. Most of the time i dont sanitize my thief, especially once i know the beer is 8% abv or higher. Remember rubing alcohol cleans wounds and its only 70% alcohol.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
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Thanks a bunch. My wife and Charlie Papazian both say not to worry, but hearing from someone on here eases my mind even more.
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