I put sanitized hand in cooled wort, do I have a problem?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Wilde, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Wilde

    Wilde Initiate (15) Jan 12, 2013

    I put sanitized hand in cooled wort, do I have a problem?
  2. That's up to you and your psychiatrist to diagnose.

    Your beer should be fine.
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  3. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (820) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009

    Ooooohhh, let me guess. You were inserting the airlock into the hole in the bucket lid, and the grommet descended into the icy depths. You immediately plunged your arm into the wort to retrieve said grommet. Triumphantly, you gazed upon the dripping, collared device. Then doubt began to arise. "What tiny, hellish fiends have I unleashed upon my wort?" you cried.

    Happens to everyone. No worries.
  4. Mmmmm. Handbeer.
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  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    How do you think lefthand got their name? Chasing airlock grommets.
  6. You'll find out in a couple weeks.
  7. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    What he said. I don't think anyone can tell you definitely either way. Even if it does get infected, it could be from something else. It is a waiting game.
  8. Ilanko

    Ilanko Aficionado (245) New York Aug 3, 2012

    I do it all the time, Just don't forget that "employees must wash hands before returning to work" :)
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  9. Everyone's concerned about the wort — what about his hand? I do hope his shot records are up to date.
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  10. Who's hand was it?
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  11. This. As long as it was your hand I wouldn't worry about it, and have a homebrew. If it wasn't your hand I would consider moving to mexico....
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