should i be concerned?

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chja

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I have an imperial stout just about done with primary and I opened the lid about 4 hours ago to take a reading and I thought I shut the bucket all the way but when I got home I noticed it wasn't completely airtight, one side of the bucket was slightly unshut, should I be concerned bacteria made its way into my beer?
 

RumRiverBrewer

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No buckets are 100% airtight anyway... Assuming you're primary is in a bucket, the fact there is positive pressure as well as the later stage of fermentation - alcohol is present to kill anything that MIGHT have crept in, you should be fine.
 

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Bacteria can't crawl up the side of your bucket and jump into your wort. AS long as it was covered to block anything falling into it, you'll be fine.
 
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