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Old 10-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Infection: the best thing that ever happened to me

I've hardly said anything about this in the past. It's like having to stand up at an AA meeting.

My name is Trevor. I had an infection.

I had to pitch 25 gallons of beer due to my insanitary practices. I had to go to the doctor, and he pushed an umbrella down the eye of my penis. He then told me I was infected.

Logic told me that my infection was due to pouring in the fermenter where I mill my grain. I regret that I had not listened to Yooper, who had warned me many times about this practice.....I can only assume that she learned this the hard way too....She was most likely doing it anywhere, all the time with any system that pleased her at the time.


No more! I have learned my lesson. I have moved my mill to outside of my brewing area. Since that move, I have been blessed by the virtues of many sweet thinglies that tempt my tastes buds and satiate my every need, even if it is always ME that has to swallow.

Moral of the story? Don't crap where you eat. Follow the yooper and move that mill!


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Old 10-02-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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Solid advice.

I recently visited a brewery that has their mill ~10ft from their kettle/tun and no more than 25ft from the fermenters. I thought it was quite odd that there was no separation.

Milling is a dusty process that spreads the "love" around.


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Old 10-02-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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I don't get it. Were you pitching into an unsanitized bucket you were milling in earlier?
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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I had to go to the doctor, and he pushed an umbrella down the eye of my penis.
Sounds fun.

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Old 10-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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I don't know how my name came up in the same paragraph as a doctor sticking something in your penis, but I'd probably rather not know. {shrug}

But, not milling where I ferment is not something I learned first-hand. My more experienced brewing brothers and sisters passed on that tip to me.

My mill is in the basement.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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The local brewpub mills right into their mash tun. I'm thinking of doing this as well, since the output is confined to the mash tun it doesn't float around. Currently I get a fair bit of dust when I pour into the mash tun that I'm worried about. No problems yet but...
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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Yeah, malted barley is covered in lacto, you don't want that dust anywhere near your post boil product/fermenters!

Glad to hear the infection is cleared up, I hope the cure didn't involve an umbrella also....
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My mill is in the garage and sometimes gets used on the back patio. Fermenting etc happens in the basement
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #9
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I had no idea that was a bad thing. The grain, not the umbrella. I sanitized the hell outta the bucket after using it to collect crushed grain. My first all grain. First time I've been a little frightened to open it up. Oh well, thats how ya learn.
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oh the drama.


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