Originally Posted by Tiber_Brew
How did cocoa nibs get in the pump? Did you put those in the boil?
I'd periodically taste the potentially infected kegged stout with a picnic tap before pouring through your kegerator lines. Just in case it is carrying spoilage bugs, you don't want to infect your lines as well.
Yes. The directions called for boiling them for 15 minutes.(I'm assuming to sanitize them...) I wondered if they would melt into the wort. I'd always used them in secondary before.
So, apparently they don't melt in boiling wort and after many cloggings I got the batch cooled and had to pull nibs out of my pump (Which thankfully still seems to work fine.)
I already have the keg set up. Tastes good so far. So will I have to replace the lines? I thought a good flushing with some good cleaner and sanitizer would clear the bugs out of the line...
I'm more concerned with the keg, but you know I'm a risk taker. It's that element of danger that makes my wife attracted to me
So, anyone else out there who doesn't know, don't put nibs in your boil if you recirculate. It might sound like a good way to sanitize them, but after several batches the ONLY batch to get infected was the one that I DID boil. The others I just racked right on top of raw nibs.