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Old 06-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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There is something in my beer....

Right now I have a Belgian Saison fermenting in a 5 gallon glass carboy. I have it upstairs with a heating pad wrapped around it in an attempt to keep it in the 80F-85F range. I often swirl my fermenters to get the yeast that has settled back up into the wort and doing some yeast work. When I swirl this particular beer, I can hear something rattling around in it! It sounds like a spoon or some other hard object that cannot float, banging into the sides of the carboy. I have no idea what it could possibly be and I can't see into the beer at all. I brewed it alone on a Friday night a few weeks ago. It was a late night but I cannot remember anything remarkable about it. SWMBO hypothesized that it may be a beer cap which it very well may be but I can't imagine how that would happen. I didn't bottle that night but I was drinking. It would not be impossible for a beer cap to make its way into the funnel when transferring from brew kettle to carboy, I just feel it would be highly unlikely. Also, I do not seem to be missing any brewing paraphernalia. I am not worried. I am curious. This beer is not scheduled to bottle until July 10 so I will have to wait until then to see what this thing is. I did not post a pic because there is nothing to see but I will update this thread with a pic once I find out.

In the mean time, just for $h!ts and giggles, are there any guesses?



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Old 06-22-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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stir bar from a starter?



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Yeah I vote stirbar as well......unless you used a spoon or something and might have dropped it in...

Well we've all had to ferment our beer with some foreign object in it on occasion...and if your sanitation regimin was solid, it will be ok.

But keep us posted....heck if you and swmbo can come up with 5-6 possible ideas, make a poll.....and let us vote.

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I have stirbars in my fermenters as well -- that's my vote.

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I just dumped a stir bar in to one of my batches this weekend. Totally forgot about it being in there. Oh well. So that's my vote as well. That is of course if you used a stir plate for your starter.

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Yeah I vote stirbar as well......unless you used a spoon or something and might have dropped it in...

Well we've all had to ferment our beer with some foreign object in it on occasion...and if your sanitation regimin was solid, it will be ok.

But keep us posted....heck if you and swmbo can come up with 5-6 possible ideas, make a poll.....and let us vote.
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I have stirbars in my fermenters as well -- that's my vote.
I am with these guys, stirbar. It hasn't happened to me yet, but there is a first time for everything.
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I wish I could say that is a good guess but I don't have a stir plate yet. I am still swirling my starters.

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Are you missing a glass eye?

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do you have a pirate as an assistant brewer? Maybe a peg-leg?



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