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Old 04-15-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Bird poop in beer.

I was thinking this morning looking out on my deck that it sure would be nice to have some feeders just off the deck for my kids to watch birds / squirrels. But then I got to thinking, what if I get all these bird flying about and it increases the risk of poop landing in the boil?! Has anyone had that happen to them?

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Unless it's at or after flameout, there's really no reason to be concerned about that small amount of birdsh*t.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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use a lid?

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Occasional, incidental, pre-flameout exposure probably wouldn't be a problem, but I still wouldn't want avian feces in my beer.

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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It's supposedly good luck if a bird strafes you. Have no idea what it means if one firebombs your beer.

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Call it "Barnyard Ale".

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use a lid?
Yumm, DMS.

Thanks, but I don't really want my beer to taste like corn.
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The trouble is you get the whole food chain as picky birds drop seeds they don't like...everywhere...
Think rats and mice...The hawks are entertaining...
I ended up running a large funnel under the feeder that went to a container that caught the overflow...

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I was going to use a tube style feeder with "only" black sunflower so there wont be so much kicked out and on the ground below. I was also going to put it on the lower tier of the deck so the birds weren't right up on the tables and me brewing. But with such a large open container that stays open for a long period I figured someone would of had bird **** in their beer. Although if it does happen you got about a 1/2 second time frame to notice as the boiling wort with pull it in like a dingy on the rough seas!

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My birds use the guest toilet like everyone else.

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