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Old 06-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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So I just bottled a Mad Hatter IPA clone and was about to start capping when I noticed this in my star san solution. Im pretty confident that my beers are now wrecked, possibly poisonous, and too risky to consume. First ever infection risk/encounter and way glad i caught it before I made bombs....ill probably pour them all down the sink now for safety's sake. Guess I ought to pay more attention to my bottle cleaning.

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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Why would you think it was poisonous or make bottle bombs?

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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I just figure mold that size and color would be kind of detrimental to consume. I don't know much about infection, but am I incorrect in thinking this is a bad sign?

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Depends, you say it was in your star san, so where would it have come from?

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Nothing pathogenic can exist in beer.

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Nothing pathogenic can exist in beer.
That is just plain wrong. There are tons of pathogens that would laugh at beer if they could (e.g. toxins, prions, spores). It's just highly unlikely that these pathogens are in the beer in the first place
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It definitely came from the bottom of one of my bottles. I've had them sitting for probably a couple of months since their initial cleaning and apparently it wasn't sufficiently clean...I'm just wondering if the combination of star San, hops, yeast, etc will keep me covered or not...

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I would think at worst if there is still mold in that one bottle it may become a bomb because of nucleation points but otherwise I wouldn't really worry about it. But obviously lesson learned hopefully you gotta be way more careful about your bottles!!

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I've had smeg like that float out of bottles. I think, as long as it's outside your bottles and not in, you're probably fine. I'd give each pour a sniff and the hairy eyeball before I drank it, but I wouldn't flush it until I was sure it's wrecked.

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #10
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Don't pour them out!!! just keep them in rubbermaid containers to be safe.

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