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Old 01-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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A fly flew in my cooled wort . Is it ruined ? What should I do. I did add two packets of yeast.

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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it'll most likely be fine.

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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A fly flew in my cooled wort . Is it ruined ? What should I do. I did add two packets of yeast.
were you able to retrieve it? I'd let it ride and start working one a catchy name"
What type of brew is it?
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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I got the fly a few seconds later

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Reality is that the fly certainly brought some bacteria in, but you won't know if you have an issue until after it ferments. The yeast should overtake whatever the bacteria may be, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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It'll be fine. I've had all kinds of crap fall into the pot and the beer came out just fine. I wouldn't have bothered to pitch extra yeast.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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To be on the safe side, you may want to boil the wort and repitch. Flies can carry a lot of nasty bacteria on their feet, and fruit flies can carry the bacteria causing vinegar to form.

But you may be fine, especially if it was a heavily hopped wort.

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Yea I added in total during boil 5 oz of hops

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... what is this fly doing in my wort? Brewmaster looks and say's ....backstroke.

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This has happened to me twice without a big deal. Poor bastard drank as much as he could and sank to the bottom of the frementer. RIP, little buddy.

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