Dumb mistake

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Jay Dobek

New Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2018
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
This is embarrassing, but I need advice ... Brewed a 5 gallon patch on Sunday - Coconut Porter. All went great, pitched the yeast and set it downstairs. About 36 hours later I checked on it and notice the air lock was not on properly. It is the three piece type and though the cap was on the unit that holds the water the plastic hood was no where to be found. I fixed the error - but again this is after 36 hours of it being off. Is there any hope for this beer?
 

kh54s10

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Aug 6, 2011
Messages
18,728
Reaction score
5,469
Location
Edgewater
You should not experience any problems. I assume that fermentation started, so, co2 would be coming out of the airlock preventing anything bad from getting in.
 

jack13

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 31, 2016
Messages
2,570
Reaction score
4,289
Location
Delaware, United States of America
Happy to say there is EVERY hope for this beer! Sure, there's a small chance an infection got in and will take hold, but it's very unlikely. Was there visible fermentation going on when you fixed the airlock?
 

Henbrew

Active Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2017
Messages
27
Reaction score
15
Location
Bethlehem
I'm sure it's fine. I would be amazed if that caused an infection, especially if fermentation started in a timely manner.
 
OP
J

Jay Dobek

New Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2018
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Happy to say there is EVERY hope for this beer! Sure, there's a small chance an infection got in and will take hold, but it's very unlikely. Was there visible fermentation going on when you fixed the airlock?
I was in a rush to get out of the house when I noticed the error. I fixed it as fast as I could and left. Normally I have "bubbling" at this point in the process.
 
Top