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Old 11-26-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default First brew after an infection.

I'm not certain what step infected my brew last time. I simply don't want to reenact the whole thing. So.... I have a few questions.


1 should I throw out the bottles?
2 can I use the auto siphon (at the point of bottling) or get a new one?
3 should I re-use the fermenter? or use a different one?

I'm going to use starsan (I always do) and sanitize the hell out of everything...
I wonder if my bottle filler is to blame?

geesh this sucks.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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sorry to be so negative but I have 2 kids and a wife that keep me busy.. and a job from hell.
I don't have the option to brew every weekend like others....


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Old 11-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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I wouldn't just arbitrarily throw anything out, but would go a few extra lengths to ensure proper sanitization. I would soak and scrub everything in PBW very well, then soak overnight in StarSan. Make sure you are properly measuring the StarSan and not just dumping a bunch of concentrate in water. No sense in wasting it, but you have to make sure the concentration is correct so the PH is low enough to kill the nasties.
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If you had an infection last time around, sanitized the equipment in question with a 1:10 solution of unscented bleach and water (unscented bleach can be found in any grocery store; it's the absolute cheapest of the cheap bargain brand). Star San is generally effective, and I use it all the time, but if I ever did run into an infection I'd be cleaning everything with a bleach solution to be sure.

As the other gentleman said, no need to thrown anything away. Just make double and triple sure you've got it well-cleaned. Next time around, be very mindful of sanitation techniques. The nasties are everywhere.
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