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dudester 09-06-2007 03:47 AM

bee in fermenter
 
On The second day of fermenting I noticed a bee floating in my wort. Will this contaminate it. I can't believe it.

Ó Flannagáin 09-06-2007 03:52 AM

Nothing you can do but wait, probably gonna be ok though.

Brewer3401 09-06-2007 03:54 AM

Don't worry about it - he won't drink much.

I was teaching a friend to brew, and he wound up with a couple of acorns in his. He loved the beer (an oktoberfest) and it was not contaminated.

If it finishes out and smells good, I think you're home free. Worst case he'll barf and you'll have a honey-something or the other.

You're probably ok, just let it ferment out and smell & taste it.

david_42 09-06-2007 02:38 PM

According to Palmer, if it doesn't have fur, you'll be (NPI) ok. I've had a few yellow jackets in brews without any problem.

jeff 09-06-2007 03:01 PM

Could be a bit hazy from the extra protein though:cross: :D :p

SixFoFalcon 09-06-2007 08:26 PM

There's a fruit fly in my carboy full of Apfelwein. It's been about 3 weeks since pitching and still no signs of infection or anything so I'm not really concerned.

mrcromie 01-08-2012 02:13 AM

I found a bee in my primary while racking to the secondary. I took a hydrometer reading and drank the sample...not too bad! definitely hazy and has a little bit of a funky smell but I'm dry hopping in the secondary so hopefully the hops will win in the end.

Fizzycist 01-08-2012 03:07 AM

Put him to work and get some mead out of it.:drunk:

prrriiide 01-08-2012 06:03 AM

Tell the little thief to spit it out, and don't be comin' around yer beer no more.

frazier 01-08-2012 06:11 AM

Let's see ... it needs a name.

Was it an IPA? "Hop Stinger"
A wit? "Hoernetgaarden"
A BMC clone? "Fizzy Yellow Jacket"

Any others?


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