ts-You are 100% correct though. And can you really have a sterilized vessel if you are not working in a sterilized environment? As soon as you expose the container to ambient air, it runs the risk of infection.
That's what is great about this forum. Answering homebrewing's puzzling questions. Or maybe I had too much of my just tapped Red Ale. One or the other. Both are good......TGIF!