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Old 02-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Possible contamination by chilling bath. Keep it or dump it?

Did a stove top BIAB session and used a large tub of outdoor ice and cold water to chill the wort. During the cooling process my kettle shifted and about 1-2 quarts of the chilling water drained into the kettle creating a possible (probable) contamination issue. So I reboilled the wort for 30 minutes. It is cooling now.

Should I bother pitching yeast at this point or just dump the batch? I am using washed yeast so it does not really cost me anything but time at this point.


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Old 02-11-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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It's fine. Not a repeatable recipe I guess but pretty sure it's gonna be beer.


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I would never dump anything until I know for sure its undrinkable.. although I've been known to drink some really bad stuff. Either way even if its just OK, its great stuff to give away to people who beg...may by they won't ask anymore...
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Keep it and pitch - could turn out alright. I would guess it just won't be as strong as anticipated.
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I boilled back down to my target volume. I am not sure how the extra 30 minutes will affect the hop profile since I had removed the hop sack prior to chilling.


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