I left my glass carboy uncapped in the attic for a few years. A mouse thought it made a nice mausoleum and died inside. Should I pull him out, clean and sterilize; or should I get rid of the carboy?
I don't see any reason not to clean real good and sanitize--other than possible gross factor.
"So you say you just brewed your first batch of beer. Welcome to the obsession." --me, to every first time brewer I ever meet.
Clean and carry on. Glass doesn't have a real high absorption rate.
Clean it out and you will be fine. I'd have no problem using it.
Did you already throw the mouse out? That may just add a distinct flavor to your brew.
i'm sure he didn't drink much
In the fermenters: nada
In the bottle: nada
In the fridge(and the glass): nada
On Deck: anything i can think of
+1 to leaving mouse in and adding beer....Not
Carboys should come with a mouse hazard label.
I've seen a surprising number of dead mouse in carboy threads. When in storage I always leave mine with a cap or something over the top.
Worse things than mice making into the fermenters of big winemaking companies (anything under $10 a bottle). Extra clean and sanitize, you'll be fine, no use wasting the glass.