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Old 05-10-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default Would you use a carboy that has had a dead mouse in it for 10+ years?

Found a carboy in a relatives basement that has been the final resting place for two of the critters for a looong time.

Would you use it?

If its never going to be safe for brewing, can I use it for something else?

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Clean it, sanitize it, and brew in it. Glass is very forgiving.

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Just use it. The mouse has long since dried up, and anything bad associated is long gone. Clean it, sanitize it, make sure there are no scratches, and get to fermenting!

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Empty it and fill it with bleach water for a couple of days. Scrub really well and repeat. Rinse well.

It should be good to go.

I'd use it.

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Clean it, sanitize it, and brew in it. Glass is very forgiving.
+1,000 It'll be fine. A fortunate find. Heck you could just leave 'em in there!! Make a new recipe! Ratfink Pale. Dead mouse Maibock. Rat DRAT Dubbel.
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I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.

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Sounds like a plan. I originaly bought 1, 3 gallon carboy, and now this will be the 10th, 5 gallon working volume carboy, all hand me downs. Talk about a pipeline, they are all full and only 1 with starsan.

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I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.
HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds simply breath taking!
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Catt22: Would you advise a protien rest with that?

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that protein has been resting for 10 years already!

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