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Pugilist

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Hello all, and its a pleasure to be here. Found the forum after searching the internet for home brewing sites.

I had a home brew kit about 8 years ago, but stopped doing it. My girlfriend just rekindled my interest with an easier apartment friendly "Mr. Beer" kit.

I got my first batch of Western Pale setup today and everything was going great.....until...
the last step! I had dissolved the "booster" product in the cold water, brought it to a boil and added the canned malt. I was stirring it all in keeping everything perfectly sterile, and BOOM dropped the can into the wort!

I pulled it out immediately and got two little pieces of label that fell off in the wort out. I put it into the keg, topped it off and added the yeast. When putting it in the closet to ferment for 7 days, I noticed two black things stuck to the side inside the keg. It looked like mold, and I hope I didnt destroy my first batch. Any tips/advice is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Yup Beer4breky has it right. I dont think the can would affect it if the wort was still pretty hot. The papaer might...might cause a mold..but not 100% sure on that. Best thing to do is taste it when your ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer...your good to go.

Good luck!
 
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Ok thanks for the replies guys. Guess I need to wait 7 days to check the quality to know for sure.

Tom Petty had it right when he said "The waiting is the hardest part" :p
 
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