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Old 07-14-2008, 05:41 AM   #1
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So I guess I didn't use it quick enough. Anyway there was mold in my extract and since I was doing the late addition method I didn't realize until too late. I threw it in, boiled for about 20 minutes and I'm fairly confident I should be infection free, however, the flavor is what I'm concerned about. Anyone else have this happen? I've got two more kits which probably have the same problem. Should I brew these before they get worse or should I reorder the extract?

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Old 07-14-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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How much mold are we talking about and with what kind of beer.

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Old 07-14-2008, 05:48 AM   #3
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Little mold. Let's say if it were on bread I would have scraped it off and eaten the bread. It's a pale ale.

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Old 07-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #4
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You're fine, the boil will have killed it and broken it down. Think of it as yeast nutrient!

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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I had the same problem a couple of months ago. The mold is not in the extract, just swimming on top. I scooped it away a little bit with a spoon and then just went ahead like usual. Everything turned out fine, don't worry. I was concerned, too, at first because it had never happened to me either.

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What kind of extract were you using, was it a pre-hopped extract, was it canned, in a bag or a plastic container?

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I would use it... just scoop off the moldy part and boil the **** out of it.

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What kind of extract were you using, was it a pre-hopped extract, was it canned, in a bag or a plastic container?
It was LME in a plastic bucket, the kind where you have to cut around the rim to open it up (pull tabs never work). Not prehopped, hops are separate. Thanks all for your answers.
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DEFIANTLY use it. Probably wont even know the difference.

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