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Old 12-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Folks,

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?

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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I don't see any reason not to clean real good and sanitize--other than possible gross factor.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Clean and carry on. Glass doesn't have a real high absorption rate.

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Clean it out and you will be fine. I'd have no problem using it.

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Did you already throw the mouse out? That may just add a distinct flavor to your brew.

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Did you already throw the mouse out? That may just add a distinct flavor to your brew.
Dead Mouse Ale, right? Could be a hit.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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i'm sure he didn't drink much

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+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.

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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.

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Dead Mouse Ale, right? Could be a hit.
Someone should get Sam Calagione on the line ASAP.
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