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Old 07-16-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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My boyfriend looked in the fridge this morning and found this. It's been bottled for almost 6 weeks and has been in the fridge for a few days. I've had multiple bottles from this batch that were fine, I think that maybe this one didn't sanitize properly. What do you think it is?




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Old 07-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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Ewwwwwww!!!!!

That looks like a tapeworm in a specimin vial.

*shudder*

(Ok, I can somewhat understand the idea of worms in tequilla, but, just ewwwww!!)

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I think I'm going to open it up tonight and see if it's a gusher. Regardless, I'm certainly going to give it a taste, but I'd be curious as to wtf caused this hoopla.

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I think I'm going to open it up tonight and see if it's a gusher. Regardless, I'm certainly going to give it a taste, but I'd be curious as to wtf caused this hoopla.
I don't know if I would have the guts to taste it....but you got to pour it out and take a picture.....
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Let us know. I would be surprised if that is anything other than an infection. I have never seen anything that even comes close to resembling that in a bottle of beer.

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That looks like a tapeworm...
That's exactly what I thought. Was the bottle stored vertically or horizontally? Sometimes if you store them on their side the yeast will settle and make a trail like that but it's usually bigger and doesn't have such defined features.

I wouldn't even drink it. I'd open it up and see wtf that thing is, but I wouldn't drink the beer that's inside.
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I don't know if I would have the guts to taste it
No way!! You gotta taste it! There is nothing that can survive in beer that is going to hurt you.
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If it is an infection, I certainly don't want to miss the chance to see what an infection tastes like!

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That's exactly what I thought. Was the bottle stored vertically or horizontally? Sometimes if you store them on their side the yeast will settle and make a trail like that but it's usually bigger and doesn't have such defined features.

I wouldn't even drink it. I'd open it up and see wtf that thing is, but I wouldn't drink the beer that's inside.
That is what I thought at first, but if you look at the last picture, that is clearly not settled yeast. Not sure exactly what it is, but settled yeast it is not.

Totally gotta taste it
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