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Old 10-05-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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I racked this into a secondary. When I did I noticed a speck of something that came out of my tap and I didn't see it until it was too late. After about a week or 2 the speck started to grow. Looks nasty but tastes good. Any suggestions on how to save this? It has been in secondary for 3 weeks. It is floating on top but hanging down into the carboy about 4 inches and growing. I can't upload a pic on this site but I have ones. This might work for a picture http://s491.photobucket.com/albums/rr273/Unlabeleddave/ Yes I'm fairly noob.

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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Bottle it. The beer not the speck.

Be quite careful to leave all that nastiness in the secondary and DON"T GET ANY OF IT IN THE BOTTLING BUCKET!

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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It not a speck anymore I've posted a link to the pics to give you a better idea

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:28 PM   #4
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Yup...Looks like Cousin IT took a poop in your beer.
I stand by my initial reaction.....Bottle the beer not the monster swimming in it.

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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Thanks will do!

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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I think that's a portuguese man o war, but I dunno how it got in your beer...

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:14 AM   #7
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That reminds me of the party scene in the first American Pie movie. Not sure i could drink that.

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:18 AM   #8
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would sucking that thing out first be unadvised (and flushing it down the toilet)?

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #9
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I would try and suck it out. A meat injector might work (Syringe type). Even better, maybe an autosiphon. I wouldn't use a turkey baster, because every baster I have used always spits some back out after you suck it up.

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maybe im crazy but i would use a long length of tube and mouth suck that jelly sh*t. Just make sure you stop sucking before you get a mouth full of it, otherwise you'll find out what kinda of man you are.

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