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Old 09-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default To drink or not to drink? (w/ pics)

Ok, so I've taken a hiatus from brewing over the past few months and I've been kegging and cleaning all that I've left behind from pretty much the winter.

A little background, I brewed a few beers for a Christmas party last year and one of the lagers had a soapy kind of off flavor to it. SO, I took it out of what was my lagering fridge at that point and sat it on a bench next to it. We can see where this is leading to, it's been there for half a year.

Why has it been there? Primarily because it seems wild yeast has gotten to it. It has a thick pellicle with tons of bubbles. I'm 99% sure I've read somewhere that these bubbles in a pellicle are bad, which is why I'm asking. There's also the degree of cleanliness of my garage to take into account and the mold that seems to have gotten in the airlock In defense of my garage, it's just very cluttered and hasn't been gotten around to this year. I'll be ripping everything out, power washing, etc in a few weeks to completely reorganize it and hopefully brew inside come winter time.

If you're still here after the read, here's the pictures.
Exhibit A: Garage


Exhibit B: Fermentor


Exhibit C: Airlock


So, should I drink this? Try it? What do you guys think?

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Drink it!! And pleeeease let us know how it goes

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Oh my. Between your garage, airlock, and the state of your fermenter, you HAVE to try it and report back.

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It looks too good not to try

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Worst case that beer gets a great trashed garage name for it. Something good will come from this! lol

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I beg of you, drink this and make sure to FILM IT and POST IT HERE!

I bet it tastes great!

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I'm sorry. I just have to post again to tell you that I love you, man. For a while now I have been feeling pretty depressed about the state of my own garage. well, you have helped me conquer my depression with a single photo. Cheers!

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Dirty Garage Ale?

I'd drink it.

Also. Clean your garage! Looks like a place I'd like to brew.

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I had a batch that looked like this:


I drank it. It tasted a little funky, but I told people it was "Belgian-inspired" and they seemed to buy it. Even got some compliments.

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Reminds me of Storage Wars also... YUUUUUUUUUUP!

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