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Old 08-28-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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I was looking at my bottles that we bottled 9 days ago just to see how they were doing, and two bottles that were next to each other had something in common...

one had a dead fly floating in the bottom, with some baby-flies (little maggots) stuck on the sides of the inside of the bottle... the other bottle just had some maggots.... after my stomache settled down, I dumped those two bottles...

Now... would those guys be in there due to a problem with sanitation, although I was quite anal about keeping everything clean, or is it most likely that those two bottles had eggs in them that didn't get fully washed out from sitting in my garage? Should I be worried about all my bottles in this batch? I looked at every one of them and didn't see anything foreign in the others... but now Im worried about contamination... this beer was so tasty in my tests so far too...

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I just threw up a little in my mouth...

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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It sounds like they may have not been cleaned out very well.

If all those bottles were stored in the same place, cleaned and sanitized the same way and then filled at the same time I don't think I could drink from any of them, heh. Not sure if it is more emotional than logical but either way... gag.

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I'd have saved those two bottles for when a "friend" comes by to mooch "free beer".

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Haha brilliant!
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Especially if they're the "Don't put in in a glass... I drink from the bottle like a man" type.

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Can i please be the first say, A. this sounds like a gag, and B. if you have any wildlife in a bottle post fermentation you should probably buy a book before brewing another batch.

just sayin.

this s*** cracks me up though!

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I was quite anal about keeping everything clean
I found your problem.
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Ha ha, that made me laugh loud enough my wife asked what I was doing.
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