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Post by Shanekc » March 11th, 2014, 10:25 am

Quick question for you experts. I was making a yeast starter yesterday. While I was cooling the wort, my beaker fell over into the ice bath and some liquid got into the wort. Should I throw it away due to possible contamination?
Thanks for the help!

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Post by keezer » March 11th, 2014, 11:02 am

I'll give my two cents, although I wouldn't call myself an expert.

Your starter may be fine, but personally I wouldn't risk it. I'd rather dump a <$10 starter and lose the starter prep time, than have to dump a $30-50 batch of infected beer X weeks later.

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Post by Shanekc » March 11th, 2014, 11:12 am

Yeah,
That's what I figured. Thanks for the advise!

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Post by bhann » March 11th, 2014, 3:52 pm

You could reboil it. I don't think that would hurt it any. But yea, DME is cheap.

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Post by keezer » March 13th, 2014, 5:22 am

bhann wrote:You could reboil it. I don't think that would hurt it any. But yea, DME is cheap.
Good point as long as the yeast have not joined the party. I assumed that had happened already, since he said he had made the starter "yesterday."

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Post by Shanekc » March 13th, 2014, 8:07 am

Yeah, I already added the yeast pack but it's still less than $10 worth of stuff. Unfortunately I also cracked my beaker when cleaning it out. Lol

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