Licked spoon and then fell into wort

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Hi guys,

I was finishing off a batch and my stirring spoon, which I had takes out and licked to taste the wort slipped off of the top of the fermenter and fell back into the wort... Should I be worried about getting an infection? Had anyone had any experiences like this?

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Wort that had just finished boiling? Unlikely
Wort that was a kit and some hot water mixed? Maybe.

Wait and see/smell/taste.
 

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Similar. I mouth-siphoned into fermenters and had no ill effects - in fact it was the best batch I've ever made.

Get a good amount of yeast pitched at good temp ASAP, this will mitigate risk since the yeast have the best chance possible, hope that you have golden saliva of the gods like me. Taste in three days, you'll know if infection has taken hold
 

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Similar. I mouth-siphoned into fermenters and had no ill effects - in fact it was the best batch I've ever made.
I was thinking to risk mouth-siphoning f.v to secondary.
 

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Wort that had just finished boiling? Unlikely
Wort that was a kit and some hot water mixed? Maybe.

Wait and see/smell/taste.
This was an extract kit wort that was cooled and ready to go, just before pitching the yeast. The one good thing is that I made a healthy starter so I guess we'll see how I go in a couple of days
 

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Similar. I mouth-siphoned into fermenters and had no ill effects - in fact it was the best batch I've ever made.

Get a good amount of yeast pitched at good temp ASAP, this will mitigate risk since the yeast have the best chance possible, hope that you have golden saliva of the gods like me. Taste in three days, you'll know if infection has taken hold
Yeah I was lucky to have made a healthy starter, I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best
 

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