While I was pushing in the stopper to cap up a batch of brown ale into my secondary, I accidentally pushed the rubber stopper into the carboy. From a sanitation standpoint, would it be a problem to just leave it in the current carboy, or should I rack to a different one?
A couple of data points:
* According to my SG calcs, the mix is approximately 5.6% ABV going into the secondary.
* I had soaked the stopper in some one-step before attempting to cap the secondary.
Follow-up question: If it -is- okay from a sanitation standpoint, do you think it would have any effect on taste?
Primary 1: Empty
Primary 2: Empty
Secondary 1: Martian Matter Maple Brown Ale (Partial)
Secondary 2: Empty
Eldorado Star Espresso Porter (Partial),
Backyard Blackberry Weizen (Extract),
Martian Matter Maple Brown Ale (Partial),
Very Berry Mr. Beery (Extract)