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Old 02-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default Kit included cleaner, not sanitizer ...problem??

So I just bottled my first 5 gallon batch on wed. I was organizing all my brew equipment when I noticed I used B brite not c-brite . Is this a problem, ??I just cleaned but didn't sanitize right?? The equipment kit was suppose to include C-brite, I didn't look closely at label


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Old 02-03-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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What kind of beer is it? ABV?

You will probably have it all drank up long before you have any infection problems. Fermented beer above 5-6% ABV is not a very hospitable place for other micro organisms to survive. I would get them carbed up and get them into a fridge below 40*F as soon as they are carbed. Then drink them up and you should be fine.


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Old 02-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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Should be ok. Did you taste it going into the bottles? If you bottled on Wed you could probably crack a bottle and try it. Likely it'll be AOK, as MachineShop said the alcohol should take care of anything nasty trying to take root in the beer.
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8% it's an oak imperial stout. I was hoping to be able to age them for a long time. Guess ill have to drink them as soon as they carb . Not a bad prob to have .. Thank you
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8% should get you out of most organisms danger zones. Even lacto will have a hard time getting started in that, and that would be the most likely culprit. Get them carbed up and then store them cold (<40F) and see how they store. I would guess that you will be fighting oxidation much more as a beginning brewer, and will notice that pop up before any infection takes hold.

Maybe you will get lucky and a brett strain got in. That could make for some really interesting beers in a few months.
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Sheesh at 8% you should be fine. I thought you had some 3-4% beer.
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Thank you for your responses. I just sent monster brew a email explaining how frustrated and disappointed I am, hopefully they will make it up to me. I'm sure they realize how hard it is for a first time brewer to not touch his beer for over a month , only to realize I didn't sanitize anything. I'm totally hooked on brewing and can't wait to spend some more money lol
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I would go buy some Starsan, keep it around for general purpose cleaning. Kits don't provide you with enough for much sanitizing anyway.
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Yep. Starsan.

I have a cheap 10 gallon tote with a lid that I keep 5 gallons of mixed up starsan in all the time. I change it out once a month or so depending on how much I've been using it. You can also mix up a spray bottle with DI water and starsan solution and keep that around for quick sanitizing of smaller parts.
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Oh yeah. Starsan sanitizer & PBW cleaner all the way for me. I remember my2nd batch when I picked up a small bag of PBW (repackaged) by th lhbs. It said on step cleaner/sanitizer on the bag label. Not knowing any better at the time,I did as you did. I got lucky & the batch was excellent.


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