Membership questions? Log in issues? Email

Author Topic: Hope I didn't ruin this batch  (Read 1218 times)

Offline uisgue

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
Hope I didn't ruin this batch
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:03:18 pm »
I put a glug of bleach into the bucket that I run my blow-off hoses into.  I have done this quite a few times before so that the standing water won't grow things.  (I've tried to use Starsan before but it bubbled into foam and ran out of the bucket.)  What is different this time is that I have a new chest freezer and I didn't think about the confined space for the bleach vapors.  Even without spilling liquid, it bleached the color out of the towel the bucket was sitting on.  I don't have a very tight seal on my plastic fermentation buckets, so I am hoping the positive CO2 pressure would have kept out any chlorine.  Does anyone think that this batch stands a chance of  survival?
Doug Hickey
Crescent City, CA
Symposia Brew Corps

Offline Jimmy K

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3643
  • Delaware
Re: Hope I didn't ruin this batch
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 01:45:49 pm »
Eek! Even if it survives, chlorine and bleach are not friends. But there is only one way to know, wait and taste.
Delmarva United Homebrewers - President by inverse coup - former president ousted himself.
AHA Member since 2006
BJCP Certified: B0958