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Old 07-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Weird question about squirrel eating some grains

So this is a bit of an off the wall question but I had UPS deliver my package today with my ingredients for my next batch. Problem is a squirrel decided he wanted to rip open the side of the cardboard box and start to eat some of the grains inside. He really didn't do too much damage, maybe got/spilled about 1/2 ounce of the grains. My question is should I be worried about any type of disease or infection from the squirrel touching some of the grains? I know the water will be boiled after touching the grain but still thought I would check with everyone here. What do you think?

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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Nope, you're good to go. I'm sure someone will suggest you name the beer something rodent-related, but I say just make some brew. Boiling is a pretty thorough sanitizing process. Feel good about your contribution to the environment, and squirrel welfare in general.

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Secret Squirrel Stout?

nah ur good, the boil will kill everything off.

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I read some where that squirrel saliva, barley and Worcester sauce are the ingredients needed to start the zombie apocalypse, so as long as you don't use the beer in a marinate with Worcester sauce you will be fine.

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Well,mash temps being a little below pasteurization temp of 160f might be cause for alarm if the thing carried botulism spores or something similar. So if you aren't using the spen grains,no worries. On the other hand,I dry spent grains in a 200F oven over several hours,turning once an hour to ensure even drying. So that would likely kill anything bad on that end of the process.
Boiling will kill most anything that could hurt you. Save for butulism. If I remember right,boiling kills the enzyme that can kill you,but not the spores. Not sure squirrels can carry that one & pass it on,just speculating.

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