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Old 02-28-2008, 03:51 AM   #1
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What's the risk of creating a batch of beer that is contaminated to the degree that is dangerous to drink? (I'm thinking botulism, or something similar).

I'm always hesitant to give out my homebrew, as I don't want to poison anyone.

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Old 02-28-2008, 03:55 AM   #2
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Risk = 0

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I'm thinking that if a brew is so bad that it might hurt someone it would taste so bad that most rational people wouldn't want to choke it down. I'm assuming that you drink your own beer. If it doesn't make you sick, it shouldn't make others sick. At least not in moderate amounts.

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Old 02-28-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-alc...eer#Small_beer

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Before public sanitation, cholera and other water-transmitted diseases were a significant cause of death. Because alcohol is toxic to most water-borne pathogens, and because the process of brewing any beer from malt involves boiling the water, which also kills them, drinking small beer instead of water was one way to escape infection.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:01 AM   #5
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I'm with Fingers...if it's bad enough to hurt you, it's bad enough you'll never get it down. Seriously, it will make you gag!
And chances of that are NILL!

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Warning! The making and consumption of homemade beer is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!! Side effects of home brewing include: empty wallet syndrome, DIY fever, inability to focus on anything else, night terrors of running out of beer, compulsive buying, addiction to HBT, sexual dysfunction when you leave the kitchen dirty, and weight gain.


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oops,just read the title, skipped the post.... ignore me, listen to those other guys.

If its bad enough to hurt you, you wouldn't be able to choke it down, unless you are a pruno fan... Then anything is possible.

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Old 02-28-2008, 04:30 AM   #8
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i remember watching a dcoumentary about the prohibition era... and when people made home brew alcohol this was considered dangerous. it said that many people died and some went blind due to the homebrew.

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*sigh*

That was distilling.

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Warning! The making and consumption of homemade beer is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!! Side effects of home brewing include: empty wallet syndrome, DIY fever, inability to focus on anything else, night terrors of running out of beer, compulsive buying, addiction to HBT, sexual dysfunction when you leave the kitchen dirty, and weight gain.


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LMFAO So true So true
then once you think you have it all... youll be out a million bucks to build your own brewery.... I would STRONGLY recomend needle point.
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