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First Wort ever assembled: Is it contaminated?

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Is it contaminated?

  • Definitely Contaminated

  • Probably Contaminated

  • Could go either way

  • Unlikely to be contaminated

  • It'll be fine.


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Oahu

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Argh.....

Things went pretty well for me, no boilovers (I kinda wanted one, sort of a right of passage...) no major errors except: The unsanitized top of my brewpot slid right into the mostly cooled wort. Anyone want to reassure me or tell me I am doomed? Although unsanitized it did appear to be very clean, but still....

Anyways, Everything else seems to have gone well. Forgot to take a reading before I put the yeast in so I guess I'll never know the alcohol. Also, it seemed to take forever (45 minutes or so) to get to a boil. Maybe because I was watching it.

My wife and I were stunned at the smell that filled the house... Like sweet fresh bread.

I can't believe I have to wait five weeks to find out if my batch is blown! Argh!

It's still exciting. And it was quite a show, many a friend and family member watched quizzically as I performed the strange ritual.
 

Sir Sudster

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My thinking here is since your lid was clean to begin with you'll be fine.
 

patrck17

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My guess is that if you were using your lid durring the boil, the extremely hot steam would have sanitized your lid, so I think you will be fine.
 
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