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awillis

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I was in the process of making the maiden batch and I found myself wondering if I should put that "thing" in my wort. Furthermore, when I was placing the air lock in the hole the plastic seal fell in the primary. I left it in thinking that my whole arm in their would definitly contaminate the brew. I'm freakin out. Is my brew ruined?
 

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Na its ok, its just your primary, soon it will be buried in yeast. Was it clean and sanitized? If it was clean there will be no trouble
 

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I did that the first time I put an airlock on the primary, no big deal. The yeast will out compete anything that may have gotten in when the seal fell in.
 

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Did the exact same thing with my first batch. :) I was prepared to clean my arm with bleach and go in after it, but we fished it out with the spoon after a few minutes.

I doubt it'll hurt your beer, but it'd be nice to have it in there to seal up your lid.
 
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