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Old 12-13-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default AHHH Mold!!!

So i clean out a keg. I go to rack my batch of red ale from the secondary to the keg, and what do I see as I am moving it to the kitchen??

Two quarter size boueys of white mold.

My first reaction of course was SON of........

But wait... is this a wild strain of lactobacillus? I wish my camera wasn't broken I would snap a quick shot and link it here. Maybe this will turn into a sour beer?

Should I rack anyhow and give er a try? Maybe test a small sample and see if it kills me I was extremely upset but now I'm growing curious!

i've never tasted a sour beer so I i'm not spoiled with any standards haha

as long as it isn't completely ruined and either dangerous or repulsive i won't be upset!

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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I think I'm going to leave it until I get some discussion on it

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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its not MY stomach or tongue...or urethra...so drink it! lol

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:59 AM   #4
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I have read that nothing that can kill you or make you sick can grow in beer(I believe in "complete joy of homebrewing". Might be worth a sample taste.

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Old 12-14-2006, 01:18 AM   #5
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Guinness puts sour beer in their stout. It all depends on the variety of the mold you're growing. If you know anyone that works in Microbiology dept at a local hospital or lab, you can take a sample there and they could identify it for you.

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Old 12-14-2006, 03:55 AM   #6
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I have read that nothing that can kill you or make you sick can grow in beer(I believe in "complete joy of homebrewing". Might be worth a sample taste.
read that too... guess it will do nothing but taste bad.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:03 AM   #7
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I was told no known pathogen can live in beer take it for what it is worth.

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definitely try it before you pitch it.

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read that too... guess it will do nothing but taste bad.
I'd be careful. While I've heard that you can't get ill from anything that grows in beer it is certainly possible for something nasty to grow in an "empty" keg. If the mold was already in the keg and you just racked beer onto it I'd dump it.
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Default Here goes!

nope nothing in the keg. the two white floaters are in the glass carboy of red ale.

i'm gonna taste it. when i finish typing I am going to rack a pint, slightly chill it and give er a test. good thing I have tomorrow off work!! haha

mind you this is a secondary also, so there is a good amount of alcohol in the brew already. worst case it tastes bad i guess right?

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