Originally Posted by mendesm
Seagull took a dump in the air as it flew by and it fell right into the BK as we turned off the heat and about to run the wort through the chiller...
One of my buddies started to barf, another laughed uncontrollably for a few minutes. Most of us just stared at each other in a shocked daze for a few seconds. Lot's of "WTF"s all around.
An immediate unsolicited and unanimous vote ensued for dumping the whole batch. Not even a thought about just boiling it for whoever long to sterilize the wort.
It was one of our most expensive recipes to begin with and it hurt all the way back to the LHMS to pick up enough ingredients for another go.
The second batch was done under a beach umbrella.
Damn, maybe I am just a dirty dirty human being...but I wouldn't ahve thought twice about finishing that beer. Scoop out anything floating, fire it up to boil another 10 minutes...and just keep on with the brewing. Anything gnarly will either get eaten by yeast or fall out and become part of the trub/yeast-cake.
Then again, I get emotional when it comes to beer.