I brewed the NB imperial stout last night. Everything went perfectly until I inserted the bubbler
into the cover of my fermenting bucket. The rubber o-ring ended up getting pushed thru the cover
and landed in the brew. ( note to self: next time install the bubbler BEFORE putting the cover on )
Those o rings things don’t float ! So, my choices were to leave it there or attempt to fish it out somehow. I elected to leave it there. My thinking is that the cover (and the rubber o ring) were cleaned and sanitized so hopefully, it’ll be all right. Of course, this had to happen to a brew that I planned on aging / conditioning for the next 9 - 10 months.
It’s already fermenting this morning. Do I leave it alone ? What do you think the chances are of
this batch becoming infected ?