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While dumping the malt extract from the can into the LBK, some paper from the outside of the can came off and fell into the wort.  I guess I soaked the can too long in warm water.  The paper is definitely sanitized, and I removed most of it.  But I know I did not get all of it out.   Do you think the paper will cause a problem?

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Just now, VictoryRider said:

While dumping the malt extract from the can into the LBK, some paper from the outside of the can came off and fell into the wort.  I guess I soaked the can too long in warm water.  The paper is definitely sanitized, and I removed most of it.  But I know I did not get all of it out.   Do you think the paper will cause a problem?

 

No. This has happened to many people, including me, with no issues. In the future, remove the label first.

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Been there, did that, wrote this forum about it :P and mine turned out fine as well.  To avoid this problem, tear the wet lable off before dumping the contents of the can.

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Thanks.    I guess I just ASSumed that I was the only one who made that mistake.   This is only my second batch, and for some reason the first can of LME didn't have the label issue.   But now I know for next time!

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Removing the label to prevent it from falling into the wort is very cruel to the yeast - What will they have to read while fermenting your beer? How will they know which beer they are fermenting? I suggest that you sit with your keg and fermenting yeast and read to them from the Sunday New York Times, and treat them to the funny pages at least twice a week. Also,  keep the lights low and play soft music to encourage full fermentation.  ;) 

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2 hours ago, AnthonyC said:

Every time I read this I wanna yell...  Skip to my lou! :)

 

LOL! Ah yes...the traumatizing effect of 2nd Grade square-dancing!

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