So i'm preparing my ingredients for my boil. Mash is about done and i haven't sparged yet. I am using a pound of piloncillo in my brew and i unwrapped the brick to find a nasty spot where it was at one point moldy. It looked dead, so i cut out the affected area and weighed it. Oddly enough, it weighs exactly 1lb, which is all i need. It doesn't smell weird or anything.
So, my question is, will this be okay to use?? I'm using it regardless, but i just need someone to confirm my thought process.
I am doing a full boil. That would kill off any nasties, right? I should think so.
I figure, it IS a saison, so any funky stuff would probably be acceptable so long as the nasty stuff is all dead.
Help me out here, please.
Primary: Highway 35 Scotch Ale (Highway 78 clone), second runnings small beer
Bottled: Pitch Black Sheep IPA, Juniper Fail/Ale
Kegged: Apollo Pale Ale, South River Brown