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Old 09-28-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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terminal gravity was reached a week ago

today i stuck my arm into the brew to fish out a bag of hops so i can add a new bag


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Old 09-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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that depends. how clean & sanitized are you?


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Old 09-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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I wouldn't do it unless I felt like it was the only way to save a brew, but much worse things have happened and the beer still turned out fine. Don't stress and pretend like it never happened (unless of course the batch goes bad and then you have your excuse )
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that depends. how clean & sanitized are you?
+1 and the higher the abv the better.
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it was this morning and i did shower -- didn't use a scrubber to scrub down, just lathered up

abv is 6.4% - og 1.059 tg 1.010
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Did you do number two or pick your nose in the interim?
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its called unflavored dental floss... tie it to the bag next time
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Did you do number two or pick your nose in the interim?
nose picking is very likely
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terminal gravity was reached a week ago

today i stuck my arm into the brew to fish out a bag of hops so i can add a new bag
When I read threads like this I just shake my head....:confused What in the world would possess a brewer with just a little bit of common sense to stick their arm into their beer??!! Ok so you "need" to get out a bag of hops....Why wouldn't you just say....sanitize a large spoon or pretty much anything else and fish it out. C'mon we are dying to hear your thought process on this....


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