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Old 01-25-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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I forgot to sanitize my rubber bung is is going to introduce bacteria and kill me fermenting beer?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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Probably not but I suggest taking it off and sanitizing it now rather then just leaving it on there.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:15 AM   #3
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Was it filthy? If it was "kitchen clean" you should be fine...you can still take it off and sanitize it if you want to.
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The problem is its my only one and its in the middle of fermenting so should I take it off and wash it or something?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:20 AM   #5
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I used it for a fruit wine and I sanitized it for that but then just outfit on the fermenter for my beer but I didn't realize I forgot to sanitize it
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:25 AM   #6
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Pull it off and sanitize it...be quick about it and then...RDWHAHB...you'll be fine.
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Would hot water and a good scrub make due?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:27 AM   #8
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I'd just pop it off, spray some sanitizer on in (star-san, iodophore) whatever you use and leave it be.. as long as it wasn't filthy to start with you should be fine.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:44 AM   #9
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So far since I'm fairly new to brewing beer I've only used cambden tablets and my beers and wines have been fine isn't here something i should use that is better? I'd hate to screw up a good brew due to poor care by my own part
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Would hot water and a good scrub make due?
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