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Jase

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Hi There,

I put on a Grumpys Newcastle Brown Extrabrew around 8pm last night, which went surprisingly well.

I checked the fermenter at 6am this morning, to see if the brew was bubbling away, but found no activity. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that there was a puddle of wort about the size of a 20 cent piece directly under the tap. It appears that there is a small leak between the o-ring on the tap and fermenter. It doesn't seem to be dripping out, more like it's oozing out and running down the front of the fermenter.

Is there a chance that the brew could become infected because of this? I have a spare fermenter, should I rack this brew into the other fermenter when I get home this arvo?

Cheers,
Jase
 

sosman

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I wouldn't worry about it unless you get too much beer coming out.

Can you tweak up the tap tightness anymore (be careful)?
 

Ross

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Little chance of infection, but big chance of NO beer if you leave it leaking for a week or 2 - I'd be racking to new fermenter asap....
 

Jase

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sosman said:
I wouldn't worry about it unless you get too much beer coming out.

Can you tweak up the tap tightness anymore (be careful)?
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I'll try tightening the tap a bit more, otherwise I'll rack into another fermenter.

Cheers,
Jase
 

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