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Vial Explosion, didn't sanitize

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This was my first time pitching a vial and i shook it like my life depended on it. It was a White Labs Irish Ale yeast and it fizzed out of the cap. Some of it got on the table, but i would say a good 3/4 of it got in the keg.

What i'm worried about is that I didn't sanitize the vial and the yeast was pretty much oozing around the vial and dropping into the keg. What are the chances my St Patty's day stout is infected?

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once the beer is bottled, just ship it to me and I'll let you know if it's infected. I'll let you pay shipping and handling. I like glass bottles.


..... you should be fine. just yanking your chain. :borg:

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I wouldn't worry about it. The same thing has happened to me, with no ill effects.

And you'll know better next time. Open those things slowly and gently.

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Thank you both! I have just started to get more daring with my brews as i have only been doing this for a few months. This place is so filled with great info i barely have to post. Wish i would have started this hobby years ago.

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You and me, both, man. Three-and-a-half years in, and sometimes I think about all the years I wasted NOT brewing my own beer!

The great thing is, you can progress pretty quickly in this hobby, and before you know it, you'll be formulating your own all-grain recipes and winning prizes in homebrewing competitions!

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Well the two biggest hitters on the forum have answered your question.

All I can add is WELCOME :chug:

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Welcome aBorg, Dibs! :chug:

I have yet to open a white labs yeast vial that didn't overflow, regardless of how careful I do so. I just make sure to sanitize the vial each and every time, prior to opening. Then I employ the "open-close-open-close method" to vent. Despite my best efforts, they always overflow to some extent.

:chug:

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3 1/2 years in and I've only every used dry yeast. My last batch that I just brewed, a brown with maris otter, brown malt, and pale choc malt, I used red star bakers yeast. Heh heh.

I really out to try a good liquid yeast.

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