Blowoff drank sanitizer liquid

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

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Blowoff drank sanitizer liquid

Postby slimsparty » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:23 pm

I was finishing up the 2nd batch and a little sleepy. I wanted to put my Primary 6gal Carboy in the basement to cool overnight and pitch first thing -like 7 hours later.

I had a big plastic mug of c-brite solution i saved from the sanitization of everything else to put the end of the blow off in.

I carefully put the carboy in the box to keep the light off the beer. Then the hose wouldn't reach so i proped the cup up on a 6gal plastic fermenter i use for general liquid sanatizing, grinding grain, etc.

I should mention the c-brite is 1 .8oz pack for a gallon of water at this point.

The next morning I went down to pitch and the cooling of the air and wort had caused the blow off (1.25" OD tube) to "drink in" the c-brite solution maybe 1-2 cups.

I had no activity for about 24 hours, now at lunch I spotted fermentation krausen forming. (I thought the yeast was dead)

So my question is: Can i even drink this stuff? Is the c-brite when diluted harmful? I'd guess the wort is about 4.5 gallons.

I hate to dump out $30-40 of ingredients, but illness is not much of an alternative.

please advise.

Going forward, I may skip the blowoff all together and just airlock it. I think some of my goonie mishaps are from being TOO careful and green.


Let me know -
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Postby hotbrew » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:06 pm

Any cleaning solution in your beer is really going to alter the taste, like in a bad way. I would hate to tell you this but dump it before you got to much time into it and chauk it up as a learning experience.
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sanitizer in beer

Postby slimsparty » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:12 pm

yea i poured it out

it smelled dank and soaky so it may have been a blessing
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Postby jawbox » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:48 pm

I'm assuming you didn't cool the beer? I'd always recommend very cheap vodka for airlocks.
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