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Old 11-25-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Seeing a lot of infections today.

I noticed today that there are a lot of posts on infections or problems with beer.

I am writing this to remind everybody...SANITIZE, SANITIZE, SANITIZE! I know I am preaching the Choir, but it is very important.

I sanitize like crazy, and I have not had any problems in the 4 batches I have made (knocking on wood right now).


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Old 11-25-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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OMG, it's SPREADING!!!! cover your crotch!

and, seriously peepz...sanitization is very important. don't get lazy in that respect.


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OMG, it's SPREADING!!!! cover your crotch!
This is why I keep StarSan in the spray bottle. Makes easy work of disinfecting everything from Paraphernalia to Genitalia.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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This is why I keep StarSan in the spray bottle. Makes easy work of disinfecting everything from Paraphernalia to Genitalia.
Thanks for the tip! It's been burning pretty bad when I rack.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #5
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My only infection came from re-using yeast on the fifth generation. I shouldn't have done that anyway. I now only re-use yeast for one generation.
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lets not forget that some people purposly infect their beer.
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+1 for starsan in a spray bottle, I use it to disinfect everything.
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+1 for starsan in a spray bottle, I use it to disinfect everything.
Including my fifth generation yeast.
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I had my first infection recently, I made a blackberry porter and woke up one morning to find the airlock laying on the ground next to it. This was at the peak of fruit fly season, so I was sure they had their way with my ale during my slumber. A couple weeks later it looked like this:

Well that Brett pellicle pumped out an incredibly complex and tasty beer, I am really enjoying drinking it. Since then I have been trying a lot of sour beers and loving them, now I am fermenting a Kentucky Common that I intentionally infected and can't wait to drink it!
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Well that Brett pellicle pumped out an incredibly complex and tasty beer, I am really enjoying drinking it. Since then I have been trying a lot of sour beers and loving them, now I am fermenting a Kentucky Common that I intentionally infected and can't wait to drink it!
that looks like a thing of beauty to me


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