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Old 02-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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I just bottled a couple batches of brew. While bottling one batch, I accidently grabbed a handful of bottles and filled them before realizing that I forgot to sanitize them.

They are about 5% ABV. If there were any germs present, who do you think will win? The germs or the alcohol and yeast?

unsanitized** damn spell check...
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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What is an unsanctioned bottle?

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #3
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What is an unsanctioned bottle?
Spell check playing games. Cant edit title.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:32 AM   #4
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It all depends on the germ. In the grand scheme, a small percentage of germs can withstand both the alcohol and the yeast. Some breweries STILL make beer by setting their vat of wort out in the open after all. That doesn't mean they don't exist though.

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #5
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We have one maybe...

Not a whole lot of gamblers in here huh?

Well I will make a wishful bet and place 4-5 beers that the alcohol will win.. Wishful thinking.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:35 AM   #6
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Bottles clean and unsanitized?

...I take alcohol and CO2.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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We have one maybe...

Not a whole lot of gamblers in here huh?

Well I will make a wishful bet and place 4-5 beers that the alcohol will win.. Wishful thinking.
From what I've read here, you won't die. Taste may be off, but you shouldn't get sick or anything like that.

That's all I got.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:04 AM   #8
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Bottles clean and unsanitized?

...I take alcohol and CO2.
yes, they were cleaned, just not sanitized.
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From what I've read here, you won't die. Taste may be off, but you shouldn't get sick or anything like that.

That's all I got.

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That's always good to know. I marked the 4 or 5 that I believe I forgot to sanitize. I will try to remember to report back in 3 weeks when I try one.
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Be curios to see if you get any gushers from those.

 
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