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

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

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  1. Wilde

    Wilde Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013

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

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    That's up to you and your psychiatrist to diagnose.

    Your beer should be fine.
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  3. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,480) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    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. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (4,750) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Mmmmm. Handbeer.
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  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Savant (940) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    How do you think lefthand got their name? Chasing airlock grommets.
  6. AWolfAtTheDoor

    AWolfAtTheDoor Disciple (331) Oct 30, 2005 Washington

    You'll find out in a couple weeks.
  7. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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 Aspirant (200) Aug 3, 2012 New York

    I do it all the time, Just don't forget that "employees must wash hands before returning to work" :)
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  9. geezerpk

    geezerpk Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 South Carolina

    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. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,183) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Who's hand was it?
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  11. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Disciple (363) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    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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