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Old 09-01-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default dead bee in primary

I brew outdoors on a propane cooker, which invites some risks, as I discovered today.

I am racking to the secondary, when I discover a small honey bee floating on the top ... I suspect he got boiled up a few weeks ago !

My question is - should I worry about this ? This is a Brown Ale which I am going to serve at a neighbor's 50th birthday

Comments ?? Has anyone else discovered foreigners in their primary ?

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Old 09-01-2007, 08:11 PM   #2
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Honey Bee Brown Ale

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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If the bee actually jumped in the wort and was boiled for a while, i really doubt it would have any effect.

Like death said, you just made a honey brown ale is all! :-)

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At lease he died happy!

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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Nothing you can do but drink it! If he got himself boiled, he's sanitized. A little bee-protein will just add to head retention

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But I wouldn't tell your neighbor, at least, not till after the party.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #7
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Let your neighbor drink it first and see what happens. don't tell him you named it "dead bee brown."

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Bees are a problem for me.

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Old 09-01-2007, 11:18 PM   #9
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Well I knew by the subject line that EdWort would have something to say...

Flying critters is just one of the reasons why I moved my stuff inside.

If a worm can lay at the bottom of a bottle of tequila, why can't a honey bee take a dip in some boiling beer? Now that's a novel idea. A bee at the bottom of your beer bottle....

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Don't worry. He probably didn't drink much

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