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Old 08-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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This is my first brew, I'm doing a one gallon batch. I had my boyfriend help me bottle the beer, in which we were using the tube to suction from the pot and bf sucks the sanitizer through the tube with his mouth until the beer comes through (possibly not the greatest technique) and he then spits the sanitizer into my batch of brew, without thinking.

Is there any chance in hell my batch isn't ruined? I bottled it anyway out of sheer desperation. Really just hoping the sanitizer might have cleaned his mouth out enough that all isn't lost.

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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Let it go three weeks and give it a try people have been making beeer for thousands of years with very little sanitation

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Suck start the bottling wand honey!

Wow. You should be ok but only time will tell. Put them in a safe stop for a month.

Also: go buy an autosiphon, wand and bottling bucket

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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If someone, even my girlfriend spit in my beer, I'd prolly pass. Just saying.

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Hahaha. Yes, I'd carb them in a Tupperware box, and drink them quickly. There is alcohol in the beer, which should help, but I wouldn't want to give those bugs too much opportunity to grow up.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Is it salvageable ? The beer or the boyfriend?

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JustLooking View Post
If someone, even my girlfriend spit in my beer, I'd prolly pass. Just saying.
I take it you don't kiss her either?

I personally wouldn't worry too much. I wouldn't make a habit out of it, but I would guess it would be safe. I'm sure most of what he spit was sanitizer, not saliva and bits of Cheetos. Assuming it is Star-San, it is a no rinse sanitizer, which will not cause off-flavors, unless you get a ton in there. Also, since it was done, there is alcohol in there to kill nasties too. It may be off, it may not be. You won't know until you know. I would tell anyone drinking it what happened to it beforehand though.

While you are learning from his mistake and waiting for it to carb, buy an auto-siphon.

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #9
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Dump both of them!

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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Keep it and put them somewhere that can take a bottle bomb. Once you know it's carbed put ALL of them in the fridge. Should be easy enough to do with only a 1 gallon batch. That's not even a 12 pack.

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