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Old 05-03-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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So been brewing for a few years now but only been doing all grain the for the past several batches.

Anyways I did my first all grain IPA and all turned out well 89 IBU's nice and dry and about 8.5 ABV. However I was dry hopping today with 2 oz of cascades and things got messy.

I usually use a mesh hop bag but for some reason I could not manage to get it in my Carboy. So, I got the wild idea to just put them in without a bag. Well tried a wide mouth funnel and that didn't work so I ended up just putting them in by hand.

Should I be at all concerned about infection. Funnel and all other equipment was fully sanitized as well as my hands.

Hops were whole leaf.


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Old 05-03-2014, 02:11 AM   #2
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I really wouldn't worry about it, especially if you sanitized your hands.


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Old 05-03-2014, 02:14 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry. I normally just use my hand sanitized) to guide the hops in as well. no problems yet.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:02 AM   #4
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8.5 abv is going to protect it from almost anything. Acetobacter would be the biggest fear for a finished beer; provided you keep O2 out that is not a concern.
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Hops are also antibacterial themselves - I think you're safe!
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No worries at all, hops are a natural antiseptic.


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