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Old 06-22-2009, 03:26 AM   #1
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I Started a Cider about 7 weeks ago and today I decided to check were it was at. I had an ABV 6%, but this is what else I found!



A Slug!
I feel sick just thinking about it.
I am very tempted to tip this cider down the drain. Would you?

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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My mother used to put little dishes of beer in the vegetable garden as slug traps. Got them every time. This was many moons ago.


No ideas about the cider. sorry.


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Old 06-22-2009, 05:59 AM   #3
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Eww.

If it tastes fine, it probably is (I'd likely, however, dump it).

No airlock I take it?

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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Yes, it had an airlock!

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #5
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I showed this to my other half when he got home last night. His opinion was that it was hidden up the tap on my bucket. Apparently slugs drown easily and as it was still alive, could not have come from inside the bucket, so I shall proceed!

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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You could call your cider "Sluggo's Best."

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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I've seen many references of "olde English cider" that wound up with rodents in the ingredients... I don't know if it was real or apocryphal, but heck, what don't kill you, etc. You can always ferment it out and THEN dump it if it doesn't pass muster. Or bottle it and send it to your enemies. Or some folks on the HBT. Heh.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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99% probability that it'll be just fine.

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:45 AM   #9
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Well, I'm still alive after the sip I had last night while racking, so It can't be all bad!

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You could call your cider "Sluggo's Best."
LOL I like it!, and if I don't have any enemies, I might soon make some when they find that the 'secret' ingredient was a slug!
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You could call your cider "Sluggo's Best."
+1 for Sluggo's Best!!!

FYI, slugs dont carry disease, they are just dirty slimy little critters, nothing much to worry about. About my only concern would be bacteria in the cider causing an infection. If that doesnt happen I would assume you are good to go.
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