Black O-Ring fell into my wort!

What went wrong? Was this supposed to happen? Should I throw it out? What do I do now?

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sh1ver
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Black O-Ring fell into my wort!

Post by sh1ver » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:53 am

I was racking my beer into the secondary fermentor (5 gallon bucket) and while putting the airlock into place the black O-ring that helps the seal fell into the wort. The bad news is that I didn

Dr Strangebrew
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Probably okay

Post by Dr Strangebrew » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:04 pm

I would guess that you have little to worry about. I've dropped the same thing, and worse, into batches that later turned out fine. The foam may be due to a reguvinated fermentation caused by sploshing the beer around during transfer. How long was it it in the primary?

Nate

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Give it An Appropriate Name!

Post by DreamWeaver » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:25 pm

I too think you will be OK. You'll look back and laugh later over the possible anxiety it caused. I know I've had some stress over things like this. Just think... It's incidents like this that giver beer a Great Name... something like ... "Black Hole?" or "O-Ring Oktoberfest" the list is endless! :lol:
Four More Beers!... Four More Beers!... Four More Beers! ...

sh1ver
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Excellent news

Post by sh1ver » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:26 am

Thanks for the replies. Dr. Strangebrew, it was in the primary for 8 days, and now in secondary for 5 days. I think ill wait one more week or maybe less and then bottle. Thanks for the name ideas dreamweaver, I got a good laugh when I read those.
The beer is a Pale Ale by the way.

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Post by sh1ver » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:30 pm

Well now the 1/2" layer of "foam" seems to be kinda slimy. I moved the carboy and watched some fall to the bottom. I think it maybe contaminated or maybe im still paranoid. I shall wait a couple of weeks and taste before bottling.

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