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Old 08-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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After sparging some grains on an ale, I got to looking closely at the grains and I saw that some... were not grains at all, but little spotted beetles with wings and legs and pincers. I wanted to punch the wall. I thought my ale was ruined. I was so pissed off, I called the LHBS and told them about the 'incident' and to my surprise, they acted like the bugs must have entered the grain between the time I paid for it and the time I steeped them which was about 2 hours. Yeah, ok. Idiots!

Furthermore, these guys at the LHBS used to seem like pretty legit dudes, but now I am starting to have doubts about their products - this is not how I want to feel about my LHBS either. So, as a warning: always inspect the 5 lbs of milled grains thoroughly before hand...

Lesson learned.

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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Dude! Sorry! What a bummer! Could you look at it like extra protein? Nasty!

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Well, the wort boiled like an SOB after that, so I'm sure it'll be ok. Just won't tell my friends. HA!

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Just name it Beetlejuice IPA and call it good.

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I'd be mad about the homebrew guys lying, but not about the beetles. No effect on your beer.

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I'd be mad about the homebrew guys lying, but not about the beetles. No effect on your beer.
Yep.
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So these beetles made it through the grain mill intact?

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So these beetles made it through the grain mill intact?
No, they were dried, dead, and busted in half.
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No, they were dried, dead, and busted in half.
Well at least you got good efficiency from them.
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No, they were dried, dead, and busted in half.
The perfect crush. My LHBS always screws that up.
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