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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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I just pulled a sample from my carboy by sucking on my wine thief and I accidentally drooled in my wine thief while it was in there. The beer is finished fermenting at around 4% abv. I pulled it out right away, do you think some bacteria could have gotten in the beer?

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Why were you sucking on the thief?

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:53 AM   #3
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To pull a big sample. I saw it done online. I'm not going to do it anymore.

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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Unless you drained the sample back into the carboy, then no. I usually just pull two when I want a big sample.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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For drool-free thieving, try rapidly shaking the thief next time.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I once got a big mouthful of hops debris while siphoning to my bottling bucket and reflex caused me to spit........right in the bottling bucket with the wort.

One of my best brews.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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I'm sorry but that's kind of funny. You should be just fine unless you put it back in the beer. You never know until the beer is finished.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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I once got a big mouthful of hops debris while siphoning to my bottling bucket and reflex caused me to spit........right in the bottling bucket with the wort.

One of my best brews.
LOL, sorry
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