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Had a little oops
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:29:10 PM »
So, I just discovered an, "oops." Monday, I took a gravity reading for a Maris Otter smash that had finished fermenting last week to verify that it was indeed done. Today, I discovered that I didn't seal the bucket back up when I was done. It was pulled back into place and looked sealed but never pushed back down to seal it. It's been sitting at about 69-70f for the last few days.

I've been brewing for a few years but never have I done something this dumb. It smells normal. I was probably going to bottle it in the next day or so. Any potential problems I might run into? I doubt it got an infection since it was still closed but how easily would it have oxidized in that amount of time?

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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 04:35:28 PM »
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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 04:39:16 PM »
So, I just discovered an, "oops." Monday, I took a gravity reading for a Maris Otter smash that had finished fermenting last week to verify that it was indeed done. Today, I discovered that I didn't seal the bucket back up when I was done. It was pulled back into place and looked sealed but never pushed back down to seal it. It's been sitting at about 69-70f for the last few days.

I've been brewing for a few years but never have I done something this dumb. It smells normal. I was probably going to bottle it in the next day or so. Any potential problems I might run into? I doubt it got an infection since it was still closed but how easily would it have oxidized in that amount of time?

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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 05:07:15 PM »
I would not worry.
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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 05:38:10 PM »
Thanks, guys. Glad to hear it should be ok. With this batch, I seem to have dialed in my brew day pretty well and I'm really looking forward to trying it, especially since I've never used Maris Otter before. The last hydrometer sample was awesome. Also, I've never made a beer this light in color before. Was kinda shocked when I pulled the last sample that homebrew with a decent starting gravity could be this light.

Ok, I'm gonna go thief a bit more out and give it a taste. Gonna have to be tomorrow before I bottle because I just checked and I'm a case short at the moment. I've brewed more in the last 2 months than I have in the last year or two!

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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 05:46:01 PM »
Thanks, guys. Glad to hear it should be ok. With this batch, I seem to have dialed in my brew day pretty well and I'm really looking forward to trying it, especially since I've never used Maris Otter before. The last hydrometer sample was awesome. Also, I've never made a beer this light in color before. Was kinda shocked when I pulled the last sample that homebrew with a decent starting gravity could be this light.

Ok, I'm gonna go thief a bit more out and give it a taste. Gonna have to be tomorrow before I bottle because I just checked and I'm a case short at the moment. I've brewed more in the last 2 months than I have in the last year or two!

good plan. people say tastes like cardboard (i'm not sure about that cause i don't eat cadrboard) but it would be something stale and funky unlike other issues.
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Amber Ale
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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 06:20:55 PM »
Thanks, guys. Glad to hear it should be ok. With this batch, I seem to have dialed in my brew day pretty well and I'm really looking forward to trying it, especially since I've never used Maris Otter before. The last hydrometer sample was awesome. Also, I've never made a beer this light in color before. Was kinda shocked when I pulled the last sample that homebrew with a decent starting gravity could be this light.

Ok, I'm gonna go thief a bit more out and give it a taste. Gonna have to be tomorrow before I bottle because I just checked and I'm a case short at the moment. I've brewed more in the last 2 months than I have in the last year or two!

good plan. people say tastes like cardboard (i'm not sure about that cause i don't eat cadrboard) but it would be something stale and funky unlike other issues.

Yeah, I've experienced it. One time really early in my all-grain brewing, I made a really small 2 gallon batch. Fermented it in a big 7 gallon bucket and left it a week longer than I meant to. That's when I made the switch to larger batches because all that head space gave me wet cardboard flavored liquid.

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Re: Had a little oops
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 06:50:39 PM »
Thanks, guys. Glad to hear it should be ok. With this batch, I seem to have dialed in my brew day pretty well and I'm really looking forward to trying it, especially since I've never used Maris Otter before. The last hydrometer sample was awesome. Also, I've never made a beer this light in color before. Was kinda shocked when I pulled the last sample that homebrew with a decent starting gravity could be this light.

Ok, I'm gonna go thief a bit more out and give it a taste. Gonna have to be tomorrow before I bottle because I just checked and I'm a case short at the moment. I've brewed more in the last 2 months than I have in the last year or two!

good plan. people say tastes like cardboard (i'm not sure about that cause i don't eat cadrboard) but it would be something stale and funky unlike other issues.

Yeah, I've experienced it. One time really early in my all-grain brewing, I made a really small 2 gallon batch. Fermented it in a big 7 gallon bucket and left it a week longer than I meant to. That's when I made the switch to larger batches because all that head space gave me wet cardboard flavored liquid.

I don't think it was the headspace. afterall there is the same amount of air contacting the surface of the beer whether there is 1 gallon in a 5 gallon bucket or 5 gallons in a 5 gallon bucket. since most buckets are slightly tapered there is probably MORE interface in the full bucket. I would check out your bottling regime first, any racking you might be doing in fact. beer is not going to get oxidized just sitting in a bucket for a week unless you're wafting pure o2 right down at the surface.
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