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Offline Josh_Saratin

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How will this affect the final product?
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:24:39 PM »
Hello All,
I am new to brewing, and just have a quick question about sanitation issues. I just put my wort into primary fermentation today and I'd say about 6 hours later while changing the wet towel wrapped around it I accidentally pushed to hard on the lid of my bucket and some of the airlock water got into the bucket. Since I am new to brewing and didn't plan that this would/could happen, I did not sanitize the airlock. Will this have bad consequences for my brew?
Thanks in advance :)
-Josh

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Re: How will this affect the final product?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 05:27:11 AM »
Most likely it will be fine.  I fill the airlock with starsan (my choice in sanitizers) to avoid any issue with accidental sucking the fluid back into the carboy. 
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Offline Josh_Saratin

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Re: How will this affect the final product?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 01:53:41 PM »
Thank you so much! Good tip :)
-Josh

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Re: How will this affect the final product?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 02:25:04 PM »
Been there, done that... Was one of my better brews! Make it a life lesson and carry on, your batch will be fine. I use vodka in my airlock, just in case. but I ferment in glass, so my primary is into a blow off vessel, and that is just water.
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