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Title: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: Bevel on December 24, 2019, 05:40:11 PM
Hi everyone,

Question: My roommate woke up with the stomach flu this morning, but helped me bottle last night before we knew they were going to be sick.  Would this mean my batch is now contaminated and needs to be thrown out?  I cleaned and used star san as I normally would, but worried the batch could have the illness in it! 

Thanks
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: Bob357 on December 24, 2019, 05:50:43 PM
You should be just fine. I've never heard of beer getting the flu. Without being sick, your mouth has more than enough germs to contaminate a beer if you are very careless.
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: denny on December 24, 2019, 06:32:42 PM
Beer does not get viruses.
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: Bevel on December 24, 2019, 09:43:30 PM
haha thanks - I figured the beer wouldn't catch flu and get sick  :o just not sure if it's contaminated and not safe to drink. 
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: KellerBrauer on December 25, 2019, 03:59:08 AM
I would think any germs that may have come in contact with the beer would be killed by the alcohol. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: denny on December 25, 2019, 02:52:54 PM
haha thanks - I figured the beer wouldn't catch flu and get sick  :o just not sure if it's contaminated and not safe to drink.

If it IS contaminated, it isn't because your room mate is sick.  That just can't happen.
Title: Re: Roomate w/Stomach Flu - Batch Contaminated?
Post by: Bevel on December 27, 2019, 08:32:20 PM
Thanks everyone! Weird thing to worry about, I know  ;D