Does anyone know how big of a mistake Did i make last night. I brewed my first parshel mash kit. I always use a yeast starter that has been going for four days. To get to my question I check in it this morning 9 hours later and found I had put my sanitized blow off tube in the Carboy but the other end fell out of the container with the star san How great of a chance would I get a infection from somthingbgoing up the tube into the wort. How would I know if I have a infection or should I just dump the wort now and start over. The Wort if formenting like crazy after nine hours. Thanks for your help.
Just dump it now… WAIT! There’s VERY little risk and your fine, especially since fermentation has started for a couple reasons:
- you have positive pressure in the carboy so it’s blowing CO2 OUT, not IN
- the yeast are consuming the sugars rather than wild yeast, and out competing them
Ok thanks I figuered the positive pressure did help however I did not know how long it took for the fermentation to start. So I kknew that would have been the dangerous time. You don’t know how close I came to dumping it out. You saved my beer thanks LOL
You might have a problem if something with six legs crawled up the blow off tube into your wort. It’s good to worry about a ferment, but you don’t have to worry about anything with this one unless the temp gets to high.
I should be good then thanks.
Just curious, what did you brew?
It was a Oatmeal Stout that I had picked up at a local store. I hope that does not get me in to trouble here. My shelf is stocked with NB IPA,s that I love but my friends and family don’t. So I though I would pick up this kit to serve for the holidays.
You’re fine. Nothing wrong with fair competition. I haven’t brewed an oatmeal stout in a long while. It would just be me drinking it as the Mrs. isn’t going to be downing them.